La Niña Prediction Could Spell Disaster for Lake.

The Bureau of Meteorology has declared a La Niña indicating a wet summer with increased chances of flooding and cyclones.

Flushing of LHM should be beneficial but as experienced in January, nutrients washed down from parks and properties as well as high levels of nutrients from the canal after the heavy rainfall assisted in achieving record levels of algae and severe degradation of water quality.

It is important to take steps NOW to minimise runoff from properties by insuring lawns, garden beds etc are kept in good order ready for possible heavy rain.

The Care Group will be meeting with parks this week to highlight the problem areas and will be discussing what can be done in the short and long term to reduce runoff of lawn clippings etc into the lake.