Navigation Warning - Lake Keepit, Tamworth - Low water levels

Lake Keepit, Tamworth
LOW WATER LEVELS
Wednesday 19 December 2018 - Until Further Notice

NAVIGATION WARNING

Roads and Maritime Services advise vessel operators that the current water levels within Lake Keepit at Tamworth are extremely low. These levels are not expected to rise until the region receives consistent rain for an extended period.

Extreme caution should be taken when navigating Lake Keepit due to the changing waterway conditions and heightened risk of submerged hazards. The low water levels are also resulting in limitations at boat launching sites around the waterway.

THE NAVIGATION RESTRICTION

Low water levels have caused obstructions throughout the lake to become exposed or sit just below the waterline presenting a danger to vessel operators.

Water levels are well below and beyond the toe of boat ramps with a substantial distance of mud and soft soils between the ramps and the waterline making the launching of vessels extremely difficult.

Roads and Maritime recommends vessel operators do not use Lake Keepit while the extreme low water levels persist.

All vessel operators are advised to navigate with extreme caution, observe any precautionary information or signage and seek local advice.

Information on the status of the lake levels can be accessed at:
https://www.waternsw.com.au/supply/visit/keepit-dam

MAPS & CHARTS AFFECTED

Roads and Maritime Boating Map: 15

For further information call the Roads and Maritime Services Infoline on 131 236 (8:30am – 4:30pm seven days) or visit rms.nsw.gov.au/maritime.

MARINE NOTICE NH1906

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