Published on 16 January 2023
Blue Green Algae levels are still high in the No. 7 Dam at Mount Morgan and Council is asking residents to continue to avoid swimming and water sports at the dam until further notice.
The algal bloom started late last year and recent testing has shown that it is still present.
This is due to the inflows from surrounding catchments that have increased the nutrient density of the water.
Algal bloom is not an unusual occurrence. Council officers will be regularly testing the water and monitoring the situation.
Rockhampton Regional Council is committed to the safety of Mount Morgan residents and will notify the community when it is safe to recommence activities in the dam.
To check the blue green algae levels see here https://www.rockhamptonregion.qld.gov.au/CouncilServices/Fitzroy-River-Water/Water-notifications-and-figures/Blue-green-algae-levels
For more information on Blue Green Algae visit the CSIRO website: https://www.csiro.au/en/research/natural-environment/ecosystems/blue-green-algae/what-are-blue-green-algae