Wagga Boat Club's Thunder on the Lake event safe despite lingering algae on Lake Albert

BUSINESS AS USUAL: Commodore Mick Henderson said this weekend's Thunder on the Lake will go ahead despite the lingering presence of blue-green algae in Lake Albert. Picture: Les Smith
BUSINESS AS USUAL: Commodore Mick Henderson said this weekend's Thunder on the Lake will go ahead despite the lingering presence of blue-green algae in Lake Albert. Picture: Les Smith

Saturday’s Thunder on the Lake speedboat races are set to go ahead after a meeting between the organisers and the council.

The Wagga Boat Club’s commodore Mick Henderson said that, while this weekend’s festivities are safe, his meeting with the council was “not as favourable” as he would have liked.

“The boat club itself has suffered a financial hit this summer due to the lack of lake users, so it is very worrying for us,” he said.

“Previously, the longest period of algae on the lake was 60 days, and we're now coming up to two months.” 

Despite an upsetting summer, Mr Henderson promised this weekend’s event would bring plenty of fun for all the participants and spectators involved. 

“The sailors have still been sailing for their normal competitions with no negative feedback, so we're happy to run this weekend’s event, too,” Mr Henderson said. 

“It’ll be a great, all-day event on the water, so we recommend you all come down and have a look.” 

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