Care advised for boat launching at Lake Burbury
Hydro Tasmania has advised anglers that as a result of lower than average rainfall and a falling lake level, particular care should be taken when launching boats at Lake Burbury.
The lake is currently only four percent full and this advice has been made in the interests of public safety.
Hydro Tasmania Manager Energy and Market Analysis, Dr Michael Connarty, said it was unfortunate to have to provide this advice as the trout season was about to open but concern for public safety were paramount.
“Continuing low inflows into hydro catchments has meant that we have to take some lakes to lower levels to meet Tasmania’s electricity requirements,” he said.
“While overall storages have increased six percent to 30 percent since last year’s critically low level, this still leaves our northern headwaters storages quite low.
“We regret having to provide this advice but our first priority is the safety of lake users.”
Hydro Tasmania and Marine and Safety Tasmania have jointly funded work on the Thureau Hills boat ramp at Lake Burbury to extend the ramp for operation at low lake levels.
Hydro Tasmania will keep anglers informed about access to Lake Burbury through public notices in newspapers and on its website at www.hydro.com.au.
Hydro Tasmania - Helen Brain, 6230 5746