Shoalhaven City Council’s Natural Resources and
Floodplain Manager has advised that the entrance to Tabourie Lake will be
opened mechanically tomorrow in anticipation of further rain.
With the expectation of more rain in the coming days,
Council is taking action to mechanically open the entrance to Tabourie Lake
tomorrow, Friday 11 April 2014.
Council will send machinery to excavate an entrance
opening after receiving clearance from National Parks in relation to threatened
The water level is currently at 1.18mAHD at the
Bureau of Meteorology gauge (BOM) and 1.15mAHD at the Manly Hydraulics (MHL)
The entrance will be opened to prevent minor
flooding and low level persistent inundation which causes some amenity issues
in the area. However opening the entrance won’t prevent medium to major floods should
significant rainfall occur in the catchment.
The public are reminded to stay outside the work
area and keep away from the edges of the dug channel and eroding banks
following opening as these areas are very unstable and unsafe.
staff will continue to monitor the entrance over the coming weeks.
CONTACT: Natural Resources and Floodplain
Manager, Isabelle Ghetti - 4429 3300