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Beach closures and water quality issues

Unplanned - Algal Bloom - Broadwater

5.44am

Algal Bloom detected in Gold Coast waterway

The City is advising residents to avoid swimming in a small section of the Broadwater over the weekend following the detection of a small algal bloom between Mitchell Park in Southport and Harley Park in Labrador.

The bloom has been identified as Lyngbya majuscule, a common and naturally occurring plant organism which becomes prevalent in the warmer water temperatures at this time of year. As such the City has erected signs in this area advising people of the potential risks associated with swimming and wading in this area.

There is no impact to the rest of the Broadwater.

We are continuing to monitor the situation closely.

Lyngbya majuscule can cause skin and eye irritation.  Residents are advised not to swim or wade in areas where Lyngbya majuscula is growing or floating in the water. Avoid direct contact with material washed onto the beach.

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Beach closures and water quality issues

Planned - All beaches closed

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All 34 Beaches will be closed for swimming from Thursday 21 February to Sunday 24 February due to expected dangerous conditions. 

All appropriate signage inidicating beach closures will be displayed at beach locations if safe to do so.
 
 

 

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Beach closures and water quality issues

Planned - All beaches closed

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All 34 Beaches will be closed for swimming from Thursday 21 February to Sunday 24 February due to expected dangerous conditions. 

All appropriate signage inidicating beach closures will be displayed at beach locations if safe to do so.
 
 

 

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23 Feb - Saturday
Beach closures and water quality issues

Planned - All beaches closed

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All 34 Beaches will be closed for swimming from Thursday 21 February to Sunday 24 February due to expected dangerous conditions. 

All appropriate signage inidicating beach closures will be displayed at beach locations if safe to do so.
 
 

 

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24 Feb - Sunday
Beach closures and water quality issues

Planned - All beaches closed

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All 34 Beaches will be closed for swimming from Thursday 21 February to Sunday 24 February due to expected dangerous conditions. 

All appropriate signage inidicating beach closures will be displayed at beach locations if safe to do so.
 
 

 

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