Creek is blocked up again
History repeating itself
FOR weeks residents have been complaining on social media the entrance of Mooball Creek is constantly blocked up by sand.
While Tweed Shire Council works on solving the problem, some community members have suggested getting their own shovels out of the shed to dig out the sand. But this isn’t the first time residents have taken matters into their own hands to improve Mooball Creek.
In late January 1930, about a dozen men from Mooball arrived with shovels at Potts Point to cut a channel from the creek to the sea.
Spring tides combined with a strong easterly wind frustrated their efforts and the following day another unsuccessful attempt was made to cut the proposed new channel about half a mile from the old entrance.
After two attempts failed for want of sufficient manpower, the third attempt succeeded because the channel cut was narrower and nearer the old entrance.
Tidal water was again flowing into the creek taking with it schools of whiting, bream and flathead for the anglers who were looking forward to a better year than the one just ended.
See Wednesday’s edition of Tweed Daily News for full coverage of the Mooball Creek project.
WORRY: The Mooball Creek mouth is currently blocked with sand.