Lake Arragan.
Lake Arragan. www.naturalresources.nsw.gov.au

Rain brings dying lake back to life

THE torrential rain of the past week has caused mayhem around the region, but it might just have saved Lake Arragan, near Brooms Head.

Two weeks ago The Daily Examiner reported the 70-hectare lake was in a bad state.

Hundreds of dead fish lined the shore, the smell of rotting carcasses was overwhelming and the water level was very low.

Calls from the public to open the lake to the ocean were turned down by the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS).

The service said it would leave nature to sort it out and it appears nature has done just that.

The Daily Examiner revisited the lake on Wednesday, following two days of heavy rain, and found vast improvements.

The water level had risen, only a handful of dead fish lined the shore and the rotten smell was gone.

“It's good to see that it's rebounding so quickly,” Lawrence Orel, from NPWS said.

The lake remained closed off to the ocean.



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