TO THE BRIM: Lake Broadwater is full thanks to the recent rain and is open to the public.
TO THE BRIM: Lake Broadwater is full thanks to the recent rain and is open to the public. Tiffany Mullins

Holiday spot is open

LAST week's weather has provided Dalby residents with a special treat, just in time for the Easter school holidays.

Lake Broadwater is now full for the first time in several months, with residents from across the Western Downs now able to enjoy the beautiful recreational spot.

The popular site is known for its boating and water-skiing, with many people expected to flock to the lake in the coming weeks.

The lake had been closed due to low water levels, but the lake is now in perfect condition for the holiday break.

Adrian Rasmussen is secretary of the Lake Broadwater Association and said that the lake was as good as full and ready for tourists.

"We had about four inches of rain two weeks ago and then another four inches last week,” Mr Rasmussen said.

"This morning we took down the closed sign, and removed the chain at the boat ramp, so the lake is now open and ready for use.”

With school holidays starting at the end of last week, the lake has opened at the perfect time.

"Lake Broadwater has always been a great tourist spot for Dalby, because we have traditionally got people from right across the Downs and even from Northern New South Wales coming to enjoy it,” Mr Rasmussen said.

Residents can also look forward to enjoying the lake over the Autumn, as well as later in the year with the lake expected to be full for many months to come.

"With the weather still being warm throughout April, people should find the lake to be a perfect spot,” Mr Rasmussen said.

"Over the winter months the water does not evaporate that much, so that means the lake will be pretty much full right though until summer.

"I am expecting that we will have great boating and skiing conditions for a full 12 months.”


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