Lake Moondarra Capacity

Friday 18 May 2018 – 64.25%


Lake Julius Capacity

Friday 18 May 2018- 94.65%


 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 +


Does the Mount Isa Water Board operate as a business?

Yes. The Mount Isa Water Board is a commercialised statutory authority operating under the Water Act. Under the Water Act, it must be efficient and effective, and is required to operate as a commercially successful business. As a commercialised statutory authority, the Mount Isa Water Board is also required to pay ‘tax equivalents’ and dividends when it makes a profit.

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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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Are blue-green algae unsafe?

Some species of blue-green algae produce a toxin that can cause a reaction in susceptible people if it is swallowed or gets on the skin. Reactions include a rash, hayfever-like symptoms or stomach aches. Drinking water supplied by MIWB is suitably treated to ensure it is safe to drink.

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Can I camp in the Reserve?

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

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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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