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Bonville Creek dredging returns water flow

Work begins to clear the outlet of Pine Creek near Sawtell South Headland. Photo: Rob Wright
Work begins to clear the outlet of Pine Creek near Sawtell South Headland. Photo: Rob Wright Rob Wright/Coffs Coast Advocate

WITHIN 24 hours of receiving the go ahead from a few government departments, dredging work began to return normal water flow to the Bonville Creek.

Excavators were working this morning near the mouth of Bonville Creek to alleviate the build up of silt that was causing increased creek depths and concern for residents.

The job started this morning and took four and a half hours to complete, a timeframe organised to fit in with the tidal movements.

Council also thought beginning the task ahead of forecast rain would be in the best interests of all.

This morning's work involved scouring out a channel to give the built up water a path to be released into.

Residents of Bonville Waters Drive are relieved now the work has been done after seeing water levels lapping at their back doors at times.

When the silt started to build up, long time locals said it was the first time in almost 40 years they could recall the mouth being closed.

It's hoped this dredging work will mean it's a similar length period until the problem arises again.

Topics:  bonville creek, dredging




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