Lake Moondarra Capacity

Monday 22 August 2016 – 59.4%


Lake Julius Capacity

Monday 22 August 2016 – 88.8%

 Blue Gree Algae Level

Blue Green Algae Level - Low

Level: Medium Date Sampled: 15 August 2016

 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 Lake Julius water cost the same as Lake Moondarra water?

No. Lake Julius is much further away from Mount Isa so it costs approximately twice as much to supply water from Lake Julius compared to Lake Moondarra.

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Where does our raw water come from?

Mount Isa’s raw water is supplied from either Lake Moondarra or Lake Julius. Lake Moondarra is 13 km downstream from Mount Isa and Lake Julius is more than 60km away. In normal conditions, all water is supplied from Lake Moondarra. However, when there is a drought, water is also supplied from Lake Julius.

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Who is the Mount Isa Water Board?

The Mount Isa Water Board is a statutory entity created as a Category 1 Water Authority under the Water Act (2000) (Qld), supplying bulk water to major customers in the Mount Isa area.

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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 review water quality?

The Mount Isa Water Board has an approved drinking water quality management plan based on the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines and the risk management approach of the Water Supply (Safety and Reliability Act) (Qld).

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