Lake Moondarra Capacity

Friday 19 October 2018 – 47.6%


Lake Julius Capacity

Friday 19 October – 83.8%


 Blue Green Algae Level

Blue Green Algae Level - Low

Level: Low Date Sampled: 12 October 2018

 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 +


How much water do we use?

Each year the Mount Isa Water Board supplies approximately 20 gigalitres of water to its major customers. This is 20,000 million litres and equivalent to 8,000 Olympic swimming pools.

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Does blue-green algae cause Motor Neurone Disease?

Following media coverage on this topic Queensland Department of Health have released a statement.

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Who owns the Mount Isa Water Board?

The Mount Isa Water Board is a statutory authority. It is owned by and reports to the Queensland State Government.

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What was the process for adopting the by-laws?

The key steps in the by-law adoption process were:
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 commenced with notification (consultation relates to the proposed adoption of the by-laws)
3. Public provided with access to proposed by-laws
4. All public submissions made during consultation process were considered by MIWB as trustee for the Reserve
5. MIWB, as trustee, made a decision by resolution, to proceed or not
6. By-laws were formally adopted (includes submission of proposed by-laws and record of the resolution to proceed, to Minister and formal gazetting process)
7. Public notification that the by-laws have been adopted (Government Gazette).

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What are blue-green algae?

Blue-green algae are naturally occurring bacteria found in rivers, lakes, soil, tree trunks and other places. In certain weather conditions, particularly involving long periods of hot dry weather, the blue-green algae “blooms” and there is a significant increase in the blue-green algae cell population. The recent local bloom has resulted in unprecedented levels of blue-green algae in Clear Water Lagoon, Lake Moondarra and Lake Julius.

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