Heavy equipment digs a channel to open Tabourie Lake on Friday afternoon.TABOURIE Lake is being opened to the sea on Friday afternoon ahead of expected heavy rain and possible flooding.
Shoalhaven City Council’s Environmental Services Manager, Kelie Lowe, advised heavy machinery moved in during Friday afternoon to mechanically open the Tabourie Lake entrance 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.
Ahead of sending in machinery to excavate an entrance opening, Ms Lowe the water level was 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.”
Members of 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 unstable and unsafe.
Council staff will continue to monitor the entrance over the coming weeks.
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