Monday, April 22, 2024

Bacteria levels close Darwin lake

Darwin’s Lake Alexander has been closed due to a high bacteria content being detected during routine water quality monitoring.

City of Darwin Council says recent rains have washed more nutrients into the lake and reduced the water quality.

“As the current quality of the water in Lake Alexander does not meet the levels required for swimming, the lake has been temporarily closed to swimmers and other water activities whilst further testing is undertaken,” the Council said in a statement.

“Lake Alexander has its water quality regularly monitored for public safety. 

“City of Darwin is committed to maintaining the highest environmental practices to protect the community and our environment.”

The public will be advised when the lake can be safely reopened, Council said.

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