Rangers and police patrol busy dams

SEQWATER rangers will be on patrol throughout the summer period, with thousands of boaties expected to flock to the region's dams.

The authority is calling for visitors to behave courteously and put safety first while enjoying their time water skiing, fishing or swimming during the holidays.

More than 160,000 people visited south-east Queensland dams in the fortnight after Christmas last year.

This included more than 30,000 at both Lake Somerset and Lake Wivenhoe.

Seqwater CEO Peter Dennis said the next few weeks would be the busiest of the year.

"Don't be surprised if you see police out on the dam with our rangers as we've also stepped up our joint patrols with the Queensland Police Service," Mr Dennis said.

"Seqwater is committed to working with the Police and agencies like Fisheries Queensland to ensure our recreation areas are safe for you all to enjoy.

"Just in the last couple of weeks police and Fisheries Queensland have issued a number of Marine Infringement Notices at Lakes Somerset, Moogerah and also Maroon.

Mr Dennis said the police would also be conducting random breath tests over the coming weeks.

"All maritime rules apply when boating on our lakes, including having a blood alcohol limit under 0.05," he said.

"Boaties should also check their lifejackets are on board and easily accessible before heading to our lakes."

Plan ahead for your visit to Seqwater's lakes at seqwater.com.au



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