Currimundi Lake re-opened following weekend storms

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The mouth of Currimundi Lake has been re-opened after storm surges caused the lake to naturally close at the weekend.

Division 3 Councillor Peter Cox said the weekend’s storms produced a double impact of increasing sand levels along the mouth of the lake while the heavy rainfall also increased flow of water into Lake Kawana.

“In order to ensure water quality is maintained, we have undertaken works to re-open the lake,” Cr Cox said.

“On a positive note, this has also resulted in a natural sand bank building up near the mouth of the lake which may serve to protect the popular southern bank area as we move into storm season.”

Cr Cox said a separate small dredging operation being conducted in the lake had not had any impact on the lake closure, but would assist in building a bank and managing erosion upstream.

“The current dredging campaign is aimed restoring banks upstream, rather than removing large amounts of sand,” he said.

“This will not only reduce erosion along areas of the lake, but will offer visitors with extra options of enjoying the area as we move into our summer season.”

 
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