Lake Sambell and Allans Flat Waterhole Water Quality Update

On display until 31 January 2023, 12:00 AM

We’re aware that there is some community concern about the current water health at Lake Sambell and Allans Flat Waterhole.

We monitor during warmer months for Blue Green Algae and tests this week have shown there is no cause for concern.

Both lake environments, however, have been significantly disrupted due to the recent flooding events and tests have shown that the chrysophyte Mallomonas is present in noteworthy levels, which, when present in high levels can cause fishy tastes and odours.

If you are unsure or concerned about the variable conditions, we urge you to take caution and choose an alternative swimming location, such as the local pool.