Blue Lake Watercare
An ongoing partnership between the South East Natural Resources Management Board and the City of Mount Gambier. more
The Blue Lake Management Committee is a sub-committee of the SE NRM Board and has representation from the Board. more
Links & Publications
Go here for all the links & documents you need to gather information about the Blue Lake Water Care and the Blue Lake Management Committee. more
The Blue Lake is the drinking water for the city
Each year in November the lake starts its colour change from winter steel blue to brilliant turquoise blue and then in March changes back to steel blue.
With average depths of 70 metres, the lake contains 36,000 million litres (ML). It is the source of water to the city 3,500 ML is pumped annually from the lake into holding tanks which gravity feed water to the city and surrounds. No swimming or diving is permitted.
The Blue Lake and the Crater Lakes area is a significant site within the Kanawinka Geopark and is a State Heritage Area.