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March 2018

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Beach closures and water quality issues

Unplanned - Rainfall affects water quality

Day 0 of 4

Swimming areas have been affected by pollution from stormwater run-off due to the recent heavy rainfall across the City.

Residents and visitors are reminded that rainfall collects pollutants from streets, gardens and farms, before it is flushed into our ocean and rivers via the storm water system. Stormwater run-off can increase pathogen levels in the water and make it unsafe for swimming. Popular swimming locations, such as swimming enclosures, rivers, lakes, creeks and beaches – particularly those near stormwater outlets – have been affected.

As a precaution avoid swimming:

  • one (1) day after heavy rainfall at open beaches
  • three (3) days after heavy rainfall at river and estuarine locations
  • in water that looks discoloured, murky, or smells unpleasant
  • near stormwater drains. 

 

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7 Mar - Wednesday
Beach closures and water quality issues

Unplanned - Rainfall affects water quality

Day 1 of 4

Swimming areas have been affected by pollution from stormwater run-off due to the recent heavy rainfall across the City.

Residents and visitors are reminded that rainfall collects pollutants from streets, gardens and farms, before it is flushed into our ocean and rivers via the storm water system. Stormwater run-off can increase pathogen levels in the water and make it unsafe for swimming. Popular swimming locations, such as swimming enclosures, rivers, lakes, creeks and beaches – particularly those near stormwater outlets – have been affected.

As a precaution avoid swimming:

  • one (1) day after heavy rainfall at open beaches
  • three (3) days after heavy rainfall at river and estuarine locations
  • in water that looks discoloured, murky, or smells unpleasant
  • near stormwater drains. 

 

all regions

 
8 Mar - Thursday
Beach closures and water quality issues

Unplanned - Rainfall affects water quality

Day 2 of 4

Swimming areas have been affected by pollution from stormwater run-off due to the recent heavy rainfall across the City.

Residents and visitors are reminded that rainfall collects pollutants from streets, gardens and farms, before it is flushed into our ocean and rivers via the storm water system. Stormwater run-off can increase pathogen levels in the water and make it unsafe for swimming. Popular swimming locations, such as swimming enclosures, rivers, lakes, creeks and beaches – particularly those near stormwater outlets – have been affected.

As a precaution avoid swimming:

  • one (1) day after heavy rainfall at open beaches
  • three (3) days after heavy rainfall at river and estuarine locations
  • in water that looks discoloured, murky, or smells unpleasant
  • near stormwater drains. 

 

all regions

 
9 Mar - Friday
Beach closures and water quality issues

Unplanned - Rainfall affects water quality

Day 3 of 4

Swimming areas have been affected by pollution from stormwater run-off due to the recent heavy rainfall across the City.

Residents and visitors are reminded that rainfall collects pollutants from streets, gardens and farms, before it is flushed into our ocean and rivers via the storm water system. Stormwater run-off can increase pathogen levels in the water and make it unsafe for swimming. Popular swimming locations, such as swimming enclosures, rivers, lakes, creeks and beaches – particularly those near stormwater outlets – have been affected.

As a precaution avoid swimming:

  • one (1) day after heavy rainfall at open beaches
  • three (3) days after heavy rainfall at river and estuarine locations
  • in water that looks discoloured, murky, or smells unpleasant
  • near stormwater drains. 

 

all regions

 
10 Mar - Saturday
Beach closures and water quality issues

Unplanned - Rainfall affects water quality

Day 4 of 4

Swimming areas have been affected by pollution from stormwater run-off due to the recent heavy rainfall across the City.

Residents and visitors are reminded that rainfall collects pollutants from streets, gardens and farms, before it is flushed into our ocean and rivers via the storm water system. Stormwater run-off can increase pathogen levels in the water and make it unsafe for swimming. Popular swimming locations, such as swimming enclosures, rivers, lakes, creeks and beaches – particularly those near stormwater outlets – have been affected.

As a precaution avoid swimming:

  • one (1) day after heavy rainfall at open beaches
  • three (3) days after heavy rainfall at river and estuarine locations
  • in water that looks discoloured, murky, or smells unpleasant
  • near stormwater drains. 

 

all regions

 
11 Mar - Sunday
12 Mar - Monday
Beach closures and water quality issues

Unplanned - Rainfall affects water quality

Day 1 of 5

Swimming areas may have been affected by pollution from stormwater run-off due to the recent heavy rainfall across the City.

As a precaution always avoid swimming:

  • one (1) day after heavy rainfall at open beaches
  • three (3) days after heavy rainfall at river and estuarine locations
  • in water that looks discoloured, murky, or smells unpleasant
  • near stormwater drains.

 

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Stormwater run-off can increase pathogen levels in the water and make it unsafe for swimming. Popular swimming locations, such as swimming enclosures, rivers, lakes, creeks and beaches – particularly those near stormwater outlets – are sometimes affected.

For more information visit http://www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au/environment/recreational-water-quality-20260.html

all regions

 
13 Mar - Tuesday
Beach closures and water quality issues

Unplanned - Rainfall affects water quality

Day 2 of 5

Swimming areas may have been affected by pollution from stormwater run-off due to the recent heavy rainfall across the City.

As a precaution always avoid swimming:

  • one (1) day after heavy rainfall at open beaches
  • three (3) days after heavy rainfall at river and estuarine locations
  • in water that looks discoloured, murky, or smells unpleasant
  • near stormwater drains.

 

Show more

Stormwater run-off can increase pathogen levels in the water and make it unsafe for swimming. Popular swimming locations, such as swimming enclosures, rivers, lakes, creeks and beaches – particularly those near stormwater outlets – are sometimes affected.

For more information visit http://www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au/environment/recreational-water-quality-20260.html

all regions

 
14 Mar - Wednesday
Beach closures and water quality issues

Unplanned - Rainfall affects water quality

Day 3 of 5

Swimming areas may have been affected by pollution from stormwater run-off due to the recent heavy rainfall across the City.

As a precaution always avoid swimming:

  • one (1) day after heavy rainfall at open beaches
  • three (3) days after heavy rainfall at river and estuarine locations
  • in water that looks discoloured, murky, or smells unpleasant
  • near stormwater drains.

 

Show more

Stormwater run-off can increase pathogen levels in the water and make it unsafe for swimming. Popular swimming locations, such as swimming enclosures, rivers, lakes, creeks and beaches – particularly those near stormwater outlets – are sometimes affected.

For more information visit http://www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au/environment/recreational-water-quality-20260.html

all regions

Beach closures and water quality issues

Unplanned - All Gold Coast beaches closed today

Day 0 of 2

All Gold Coast beaches are closed today due to dangerous inshore conditions from the proximity of Cyclone Linda.

all regions

 
15 Mar - Thursday
Beach closures and water quality issues

Unplanned - Rainfall affects water quality

Day 4 of 5

Swimming areas may have been affected by pollution from stormwater run-off due to the recent heavy rainfall across the City.

As a precaution always avoid swimming:

  • one (1) day after heavy rainfall at open beaches
  • three (3) days after heavy rainfall at river and estuarine locations
  • in water that looks discoloured, murky, or smells unpleasant
  • near stormwater drains.

 

Show more

Stormwater run-off can increase pathogen levels in the water and make it unsafe for swimming. Popular swimming locations, such as swimming enclosures, rivers, lakes, creeks and beaches – particularly those near stormwater outlets – are sometimes affected.

For more information visit http://www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au/environment/recreational-water-quality-20260.html

all regions

Beach closures and water quality issues

Unplanned - All Gold Coast beaches closed today

Day 1 of 2

All Gold Coast beaches are closed today due to dangerous inshore conditions from the proximity of Cyclone Linda.

all regions

 
16 Mar - Friday
Beach closures and water quality issues

Unplanned - Rainfall affects water quality

Day 5 of 5

Swimming areas may have been affected by pollution from stormwater run-off due to the recent heavy rainfall across the City.

As a precaution always avoid swimming:

  • one (1) day after heavy rainfall at open beaches
  • three (3) days after heavy rainfall at river and estuarine locations
  • in water that looks discoloured, murky, or smells unpleasant
  • near stormwater drains.

 

Show more

Stormwater run-off can increase pathogen levels in the water and make it unsafe for swimming. Popular swimming locations, such as swimming enclosures, rivers, lakes, creeks and beaches – particularly those near stormwater outlets – are sometimes affected.

For more information visit http://www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au/environment/recreational-water-quality-20260.html

all regions

Beach closures and water quality issues

Unplanned - All Gold Coast beaches closed today

Day 2 of 2

All Gold Coast beaches are closed today due to dangerous inshore conditions from the proximity of Cyclone Linda.

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Beach closures and water quality issues

Unplanned - Majority of beaches to reopen

8.30am

Majority of beaches will be open this morning. A couple of the northern beaches in the Main Beach area will remain closed this morning due to a tidal surge, however they are expected to reopen in a few hours.

Promising conditions are forecast for the weekend. Remember to swim between the flags and heed directions from lifeguards and lifesavers. 


 

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30 Mar - Friday
Beach closures and water quality issues

Unplanned - Beach Closures 30 March 2018

12.02am

Due to dangerous conditions on our beaches, City of Gold Coast Lifeguards and SLSQ officials have closed beaches to swimming at the following patrol locations this morning:

Surfers Paradise, Mermaid Beach, Nobby Beach, Miami Beach, North Burleigh, Tallebudgera Beach, Palm Beach, Currumbin Beach, Tugun, Bilinga, Kirra and Breaker St at Main Beach.

We will continue to monitor conditions throughout the day.

Lifeguards and Lifesavers are encouraging people to exercise caution in the areas that remain open, swim between the flags, stay close to shore and heed directions from our experienced personnel.

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