SOUND FULL OF MUD
YOUR front page story (Sound check, Weekend Courier July 21), showed Rockingham and Kwinana council members.
These people should have some sort of idea of what the problem is.
Cockburn Sound is full of mud about 1.5 metres deep since the Federal Government made Garden Island the Navy harbour.
That was when they made a causeway from Point Peron to the Cockburn Sound on the south end of the island. This blocked off 85 per cent of the flow of water through into Cockburn Sound.
With no flow of water into the Sound, this allowed the mud to build up.
Back in the days of sailing from the yacht club at Rockingham, we lost an M27 yacht which went down in about 60 metres of water. When we got down to the yacht we found the yacht upright, with the keel sitting in 1.5 metres of mud.
I would suggest the Federal Government rip the causeway out and build a bridge. That would allow the water flow again and clean the mud out of the Cockburn Sound.
It's really no mystery, just common sense. BRUCE MIDDLETON Waikiki