Shoalhaven City Council undertook a mechanical entrance intervention of Lake
Tabourie yesterday culminating in the entrance being breached at 8am this morning.
moved to open the Lake to the ocean after the area received mild rainfall last
week, bringing the Lake’s water level to the required trigger level of 1.17m
AHD at the Manly Hydraulics Laboratory gauge.
of Planning and Development, Tim Fletcher said Council’s contractors started
cutting the channel on Monday and removed the final plug at 8am this morning
after high tide.
operations were undertaken in accordance with Council’s entrance management
plan for the lake.
morning’s mechanical entrance intervention of Lake Tabourie was an extremely
successful operation,” said Mr Fletcher.
now flowing freely to the ocean with the lake levels having already dropped by
5cm at 9.30am this morning.”
“Continuing moderate to heavy rainfall is
usually desirable to have a long-lived opening, unfortunately there is no
rainfall predicted in the coming days.”
Fletcher said Council staff will continue to monitor the entrance and its
behaviour over the coming weeks.
CONTACT: Manager, Natural Resources and Floodplain,
Isabelle Ghetti - 4429 3300