Update – Emergency Warning – Lake Moondarra

Update – Emergency Warning – Lake Moondarra

28th of March 2024

Update  to  Emergency Warning – Lake Moondarra

Mount Isa water Board is pleased to announce that as the latest weather forecast predicts little chance of significant rain further raising the lake levels, all areas of Lake Moondarra are now open. We hope that everyone has a safe and enjoyable long weekend.

26 March 2024

The Mount Isa Water Board is the Trustee for the R48 Reserve, an 11,000-hectare water and recreation reserve which includes the land surrounding Lake Moondarra and popular public amenities such as Warrina Park and Transport Bay.

Mount Isa Water Board is pleased to advise that recent favourable rainfall has generated considerable inflows into Lake Moondarra that positively impacts water supply and security. The lake capacity has increased from 80% on Sunday 24 March and is now over 93% as of 26 March.

The lake is likely to overflow if there is significant rainfall over the next few days. Should the lake reach the spillway, the conditions at the lake will change rapidly and there will be a need to close public access to the remainder of areas managed by Mount Isa Water Board.

Mount Isa Water Board has taken the proactive decision to close Barramundi Way (Blackrock, Kingfisher Point, and all boat ramps), and Warrina Park to the public for safety reasons. Mount Isa Water Board are actively monitoring lake levels and will update the community when and if these limits have been reached.

Mount Isa Water Board are working collaboratively with Mount Isa City Council to ensure the community’s continued safety and supply of information. Mount Isa Water Board encourages the community to monitor notifications from the Mount Isa City Council in relation to access to Moondarra Drive and Moondarra Lookout.

In the meantime, Mount Isa Water Board urge the community to put safety first and exercise caution when accessing Lake Moondarra.