Dr Anthony Lynham


Lower water levels increase safety risk at Queensland waterways

Safe use of waterways

6 January, 2020 –

Recreational dam and lake users – be aware of potential dangers this summer.

With lower than usual water levels at many Queensland water storages, submerged hazards and shallow water may present a serious safety risk.

There are four key safety tips we encourage everyone to follow:

  • Always read the signs
  • Be aware of your surroundings
  • Proceed with caution and;
  • Keep at least 200 metres away from dam and weir walls.

For safety alerts and key information about recreational areas and local dam levels visit www.seqwater.com.au/playitsafe