Yanco Creek is­sue

The Free Press (Corowa) - - FRONT PAGE - BY ROBERT MUIR

In­for­ma­tion sug­gests the im­ple­men­ta­tion of a new reg­u­lated weir pro­posed for the Yanco Creek off­take on the Mur­rumbidgee, just out of Nar­ran­dera, may lead to re­duced flows for the Yanco Creek.

“This would likely mean that re­duced flows would then oc­cur into the Colombo sys­tem,” Fed­er­a­tion Coun­cil Mayor Pat Bourke, in a May­oral Minute at coun­cil’s monthly meet­ing on Au­gust 21, said.

“These creek sys­tems run across and through the north and north western part of the Fed­er­a­tion Coun­cil area. These sys­tems sup­port im­por­tant agri­cul­tural, en­vi­ron­men­tal and even tourism/recre­ation pur­suits such as ski­ing and fish­ing.”

Coun­cil will re­search this is­sue and lobby with Yanco Creek Trib­u­taries Ad­vi­sory Coun­cil to en­sure no detri­men­tal so­cial, eco­nom­i­cal and en­vi­ron­men­tal im­pacts oc­cur.

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