Shoalhaven City Council’s Environmental Services Manager, Kelie Lowe, has advised that the entrance to Tabourie Lake will be opened mechanically today 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,” said Ms Lowe.
“Council will send machinery to excavate an entrance opening.”
“The water level is currently at 1.12 mAHD at the Bureau of Meteorology gauge and 1.15 mAHD at the Manly Hydraulics Laboratory gauge.”
“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.
Council staff will continue to monitor the entrance over the coming weeks.
CONTACT: Environmental Services Manager, Kelie Lowe - 4429 3501