Goulburn-Murray Water (G-MW) advises all boat operators, water skiers and operators of personal water craft that in accordance with Marine Safety Victoria Vessel Zoning Rules, a 5 Knot speed restriction now applies for all the waters of Waranga Basin.
G-MW is pumping from Waranga Basin and as water levels fall we will see the emergence of logs and stumps throughout the Basin, which could make conditions hazardous for boating activities.
Soft ground conditions in the lake bed may also pose a hazard for vehicles and people and visitors should avoid driving or walking on the lake bed.
G-MW has successfully obtained funding from Marine Safety Victoria for construction of a low level boat ramp at Harrimans Point. Works to construct the low level ramp will commence in May to take advantage of the current low storage levels.
Temporary boat launching facilities are also being maintained at Harrimans Point to provide access for smaller fishing vessels.
The 5 knot speed restriction is expected to remain until the basin level recovers.
- ENDS -
Media Contact: Linda Nieuwenhuizen
Position: Manager Corporate Communications
Telephone: 03 5833 5776 or 0412 183 792