Par­adise?

Yarrawonga Chronicle - - Front Page -

We con­tinue to pro­mote our lake as an ideal par­adise to en­joy all forms of water sport. What a pity the pow­ers to be do not have a good look at our lake at the mo­ment.

Dur­ing last year state­ments were made that weed growth in the lake was not a prob­lem, how wrong they were, at the mo­ment some parts of our lake have float­ing is­lands of weed, whilst the re­main­der has ex­ces­sive and ex­ten­sive growth from the bot­tom to the top of the water.

If some­thing is not done to ad­dress the sit­u­a­tion, and I mean some­thing pos­i­tive and ef­fec­tive, we will have a weed in­fested ev­er­glade en­vi­ron­ment where water sports will be­come a dis­tant mem­ory.

The lake is vi­tal to our farm­ers and our town, ac­tion is needed now, or it will be” par­adise lost”.

My un­der­stand­ing is the in­fes­ta­tion is not from a na­tive weed but an in­tro­duced aquar­ium weed, ac­tion is be­ing planned to ad­dress the in­tro­duced carp prob­lem, and the same ur­gency is needed to ad­dress the weed prob­lem. Barry Pitt Yar­ra­wonga

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