Shoalhaven City Council is advising the community that water quality in Lake Conjola is healthy and the closing of the entrance is a natural occurrence.
Shoalhaven Mayor Amanda Findley said Council monitors rainfall and lake levels daily by computer software and staff conduct a water quality audit weekly. A survey of the sand levels is conducted every six months.
“Council undertakes water quality testing regularly at Lake Conjola and the water quality currently meets the ANZECC water quality guidelines for primary contact and there is no need to be concerned.” Clr Findley said.
“Residents can access the live data themselves on Council’s Aqua Portal Website found on our website under Environment and Aqua Data.
“Council’s adopted Lake Conjola Estuary Management Plan and Entrance Management Plan, which was developed in consultation with the community and state government, defines how the lake and lake entrance, will be managed for social, environmental and economic values, now and into the future. A copy of both plans is available on Council website at www.shoalhaven.nsw.gov.au/Environment/Coastline-and-waterways If residents have any concerns they are always welcome to contact our Environmental Services team on 02 4421 3111."