Leak activates caution
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.