LAKE Albert residents have been granted some respite by a recent downpour that has come close to filling the shrinking lake.
Nearby resident and Friends of the Lake committee founder, Ron Lewington, said the recent rain went a long way to fixing the lake’s falling water level – but a solution was still needed to maintain it at a constant level. “The ground is saturated, so any little falls we have are now running into the lake,” Mr Lewington said. “If we had a solution (in place), it’d be overflowing by now.”
The lake’s water level has risen by 1.56 metres by May and is about 300 millimetres from being full, Mr Lewington predicts. The boon for the lake comes as community consultation on council’s Lake Albert Management Plan (LAMP) came to a close at the end of July.The LAMP is due for review by council later this year.
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