Lake Dyer open to swimmers
Lake Dyer will welcome swimmers for the first time with a new designated swimming area to open tomorrow.
From 6am, Saturday January 17, the Laidley lake will also reopen to all water-based activities including boating, paddling, skiing and fishing.
Seqwater said the new designated swimming area would provide visitors with safe access to the lake over what is predicted to be a very warm weekend.
They reminded swimmers to play it safe by only swimming in the signed area and to be mindful of others using the lake for recreation.
There are no lifeguards at Lake Dyer so it is important that children are supervised by adults at all times.
The swimming area was established in response to feedback from Seqwater's Recreation Review.
It is important for swimmers to note that Lake Dyer is an irrigation dam, providing water for agricultural purposes to the Central Lockyer Valley irrigation scheme.
This means water levels can fluctuate frequently depending on rainfall or demand from irrigation customers.
For safety reasons, swimming may not be permitted during dry periods when the lake level is low.
Seqwater advises visitors to check the Recreation and Safety notices on its website before visiting lakes and recreation areas to ensure they have the latest information on conditions and closures.