News June 23: When a high tide comes in

There have been fortnightly high tides since the levee breach of May 9th including those above 2.7m (projected) from June 20th to 23rd. Around 5pm, and just before high tide on Thursday 23rd, these photos illustrate the widespread flooding of the Reserve in a high tide event.

View from western boundary, off Mersey Road

View from western boundary, off Mersey Road

View from NW corner including former walking trail

View from SW corner including former walking trail

View from SE corner

View from SE corner

We need to consider both the extent and recurrence of flooding and BOM tide charts indicate fewer tides above 2.7m in July and then reduced high tide levels for some months.

High tides, and the inundation of the Reserve, have implications for existing vegetation, pathways, power infrastructure and neighbouring sites.

SEA Gas pipeline sign in channel

SEA Gas pipeline sign in channel

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Dirt road between Mutton Cove Conservation Reserve and ASC

Community members and business stakeholders are keen to engage with government to develop plans for the future of Mutton Cove.