Lake Moondarra Capacity

Wednesday 21 February 2018 – 31.6%


Lake Julius Capacity

Wednesday 21 February 2018 – 72.0%


 Blue Gree Algae Level

Blue Green Algae Level - Low

Level: Medium Date Sampled: 18 July 2017

 Open Data

The Mount Isa Water Board is committed to the Queensland Government’s Open Data initiative. The Board has developed an Open Data Strategy detailing our data assessment processes and identifying data planned for release and the release schedule. The strategy reinforces our commitment to making a range of information available to the community. Learn More +


Can I camp in the Reserve?

No. Camping, open fires, dogs and shooting are not allowed in the Reserve.

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What is the process for adopting the by-laws?

The key steps in the by-law adoption process are:
1. By-laws are proposed and drafted, in this case MIWB propose to adopt the standard Model By-laws from the Land Regulation 2009
2. Public consultation process commences (consultation relates to the proposed adoption of the by-laws)
3. Public is provided with access to proposed by-laws
4. All public submissions made during consultation process are considered by MIWB as trustee for the Reserve
5. MIWB, as trustee, makes a decision by resolution, to proceed or not
6. By-laws are formally adopted (includes submission of proposed by-laws and record of the resolution to proceed, to Minister and formal gazetting process)
7. Public is notified that the by-laws have been adopted.

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What is the Mount Isa Water Board’s main function?

The Mount Isa Water Board’s main function is to carry out bulk water-related activities for Mount Isa.

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How does the Mount Isa Water Board supply the water?

The Mount Isa Water Board has a network of pump stations, pipelines and power distribution systems from Lake Julius to Lake Moondarra to Mount Isa. The Mount Isa Water Board supplies the major customers’ storage tanks with bulk water when the tank levels drop below a certain point.

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Why doesn’t the Mount Isa Water Board control blue-green algae in the lakes?

Blue-green algae activity is intermittent and influenced by weather. There are no sure, cost-effective methods that can be used to effectively and safely control the development of blue-green algae in Clear Water Lagoon, Lake Julius or Lake Moondarra. This is a challenge faced by many water authorities throughout Australia.

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