The Captain Cook Memorial Jet has been temporarily closed since 19 April due to extreme levels of blue-green algae measured in water tested at Central Basin in Lake Burley Griffin.
The analysis of water samples taken on Monday 8 May and Monday 15 May from the lake area near the Captain Cook Memorial Globe, have returned blue green algae results at levels sufficiently low enough to allow the jet to return to operation.
In accordance with the ACT Guidelines for Recreational Water Quality (Act Health, 2014) the NCA requires two consecutive weekly water samples below the benchmark level to resume normal operations.
As part of the major refurbishment of the Captain Cook Memorial Jet, the National Capital Authority factored in a short shutdown period to inspect and complete the commissioning work on the national monument.
Works have commenced and include a post-commission inspection of the tunnels, pipes, pumps and electrical systems. The Captain Cook Memorial Jet is expected to be operating in June.