Leak ac­ti­vates cau­tion

South Waikato News - - NEWS -

South Waikato District Coun­cil has closed ac­cess to the dam at Lake Moananui af­ter find­ing a sec­tion of con­crete had sus­tained slight dam­age, caus­ing it to leak through the wall.

Coun­cil group as­sets man­ager Roger Fisher said the coun­cil has stopped peo­ple us­ing the dam and has also low­ered the level of the lake to avoid un­due pres­sure on the wall.

‘‘Un­for­tu­nately the lake will not look its best with the lower water lev­els and there is likely to be a smell nui­sance ini­tially as the veg­e­ta­tion around the edge dies off.’’

A full report on the dam will be fi­nalised by the end of the week. Coun­cil staff will con­tinue to mon­i­tor the con­di­tion of the dam.

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