TAMS are letting us know they’ve hired a helicopter to pull the dumped cars out of the Cotter River:
Nine abandoned vehicles will be removed from the Cotter River in the vicinity of Vanity’s Crossing today, Wednesday 17 April 2013, in an effort clean up the site and protect the ACT’s water supply, Brett McNamara, Operations Manager, Rural District, National Parks and Catchments, said today.
The clean up initiative is being undertaken by ACT Parks and Conservation Service in partnership with ACTEW Water as part of their Source Water Protection Program.
“A heavy lift helicopter will be used today to remove nine abandoned vehicles from the Cotter River upstream of Vanity’s Crossing,” Mr McNamara said.
“The removal of vehicles from the river is timely in light of the newly expanded Cotter Dam and the forecast high water mark just downstream from Vanity’s Crossing. Once the water level in the Cotter Catchment reaches full capacity, these abandoned vehicles would become submerged in the river if not removed.
[Photo courtesy TAMS]