High water levels at Wallaga Lake | Video, photos

An inspection of Wallaga Lake levels following reports of very high water has revealed the lake is indeed lapping at bridges and covering at least one boat ramp.

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Regarding the current high water levels in Wallaga Lake, the council’s coastal management officer, Kyran Crane said the trigger point to open the lake was when water reached 1.25m as measured Regatta Point.

The water level was currently just under 1.1m, so there was a little way to go before an excavator would be brought in to open the lake artificially. 

“We’ve have been getting several phone calls. The lake has been open for so long that people are not used to seeing the lake levels so high,” Mr Crane said.

Couria Creek resident Lindy Quin has been photographing the lake a couple of times a week for months now and observing its water level changes.

“Whether it rains or not the level keeps rising as the many creeks that feed the lake are still running well. A lot of the little roads and tracks around the lake are underwater and places I used to get in to photograph are impassable now,” she said. 

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