IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTICE

23/12/20

Due to dry conditions and low water levels Mingo Crossing and Paradise Dam have had changes to camping and water activities. Sunwater have released a safety notice that waterway users need to be aware of.

“The boat ramp at Mingo Crossing is closed to recreational use until further notice, due to low water levels. Reopening of the boat ramp will be subject  to a safety assessment by the Department of Transport and Main Roads.”

“Sunwater has reduced Paradise Dam’s capacity to facilitate essential work to lower the spillway to reduce the risk of dam failure.”

“Paradise Dam, Mingo Crossing and waterways within the catchment may be subject to the following hazards: variable water levels, submerged obstacles, weeds, or floating debris. Please check the water level, stay away from dam and weir walls by at least 200 metres or as signed.”

“While things may appear calm on the surface, there may be hidden dangers in the water that can cause serious harm.”

“Submerged objects such as tree branches, stumps, sharp rocks, loose or slippery rocks, sandbanks and debris are always present and can cause serious injury.”

“You can check out dam storage levels here: www.sunwater.com.au > Storage Levels > Bundaberg > Paradise Dam.”

“For more information from Sunwater: email paradise.dam@sunwater.com.au or call 312 0270.”

 

Waterway users essential information:

Mingo Crossing

  • No new overnight bookings will be accepted at this stage.

  • Day trippers are still allowed.

  • The boat ramp is closed, however Kayaks can be used with caution – please be aware of underwater obstacles.

Paradise Dam

  • There is limited availability for bookings

  • Day trippers are still allowed.

  • The boat ramp is closed, however Kayaks can be used with caution – please be aware of underwater obstacles.

  • For further information see: https://www.sunwater.com.au/dams/Paradise-Dam/

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