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We have to destroy that lake in order to save it

By johnboy - 5 April 2011 14

The Canberra Times is running hard with Chiefly musings that perhaps his government would do a better job looking after Lake Burley Griffin than the National Capital Authority.

Because the ACT Government is doing such a better job at Lake Tuggernong?

Lake Tuggeranong

[Photo by Gerry-Built]

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We have to destroy that lake in order to save it
switch 3:51 pm 05 Apr 11

p1 said :

Hosinator said :

Missing persons?

or the National Museum fall in…

You say that like it’s a bad thing…

Lefty 1:58 pm 05 Apr 11

georgesgenitals said :

Master_Bates said :

Isn’t one of the solutions for excessive algae growth to aerate the water.

Lets get some quality powerboats involved……

How be we charge all the vibrators in Fyshwick and throw them into the lake.

Then any chicks that want to can jump in afterwards.

Then any blokes that want to can jump in afterwards.

Then we’ll let all the dogs at the RSPCA and pound holding facilities jump in.

Then we’ll have quality aeration going on.

WTF??? I enjoy a good laugh and can take a good joke…..but seriously……………

madamcholet 1:47 pm 05 Apr 11

I took my 2 year old down there a few times to feed the ducks around Christmas but got fed up of seeing absolutely no ducks at all – they seem to find it as unattractive as the human population does. As with everything Tuggeranong (town centre that is), it’s a disaster. In the right hands, and with a lake that has decent water quality it could be a very vibrant area – nice outdoor areas with shade, restaurants & cafes that are not fast food joints etc.

p1 1:36 pm 05 Apr 11

Hosinator said :

Missing persons?

I imagine a few.

I vote we let the water out, scrape the bottom clean (maybe make it a little deeper?), kill all the carp, get rid of all the car bodies (bodies generally), then refill it (as was stated, plenty of water in Googong, that won’t last for ever.

Although it would probably result in some pretty serious bank collapses around the edge of the lake unless they let the water out over a period of weeks or months, as the bottom of the lake is currently super saturated with water, and will flow like mud down to the bottom without the lake to hold it in place. Not a problem most places, but not real good if the bridge pylons, or the National Museum fall in…

Will we all be happy for the lake to be a big ugly stinking mud hole for months while it is emptied, then months again while they scrape the bottom (one lane each way to begin….).

blowers 1:29 pm 05 Apr 11

I watched a documentary on SBS 2 last night all about algael blooms and once an algae starts growing they are hard to remove. some success with clay?? They explained that in lakes like this one the algae feeds on Nitrates.. hmmm Do I need to say Canturf again??
Yes, the overflow of the treatment works in QBN impacted the lake but the ongoing algae issues are made worse by the content of nitrates being fed into the lake. Mr and Mrs Joe Average in their average Canberra garden are not putting phospates on their lawns so where are they coming from?

georgesgenitals 1:28 pm 05 Apr 11

Master_Bates said :

Isn’t one of the solutions for excessive algae growth to aerate the water.

Lets get some quality powerboats involved……

How be we charge all the vibrators in Fyshwick and throw them into the lake.

Then any chicks that want to can jump in afterwards.

Then any blokes that want to can jump in afterwards.

Then we’ll let all the dogs at the RSPCA and pound holding facilities jump in.

Then we’ll have quality aeration going on.

Master_Bates 1:04 pm 05 Apr 11

Isn’t one of the solutions for excessive algae growth to aerate the water.

Lets get some quality powerboats involved……

Hosinator 12:53 pm 05 Apr 11

georgesgenitals said :

If we drained the lake we could take advantage of the opportunity to clear out all the junk that will have collected on the bottom. Also, Googong is full and overflowing every time it rains, so now would be a good time to let some water run down to refill it once it’s been cleaned up.

Imagine some of the things you’d find under there!

Missing persons?

Davo111 12:27 pm 05 Apr 11

You’d probably find that the algae/bacteria would grow back even if you emptied the lake. Need to find a plant that can kill/absorb/remove the bacteria and introduce it into the lake.

Also, research needs to be done on how sewerage is getting into the lake in the first place.

Chop71 12:16 pm 05 Apr 11

you’d find my Oakley Sunnies that I lost dragon boating back in 1991

georgesgenitals 11:59 am 05 Apr 11

If we drained the lake we could take advantage of the opportunity to clear out all the junk that will have collected on the bottom. Also, Googong is full and overflowing every time it rains, so now would be a good time to let some water run down to refill it once it’s been cleaned up.

Imagine some of the things you’d find under there!

Keijidosha 11:25 am 05 Apr 11

The answer is to drain and refill the lake. NSW State Water had a massive outbreak of algae on Lake Mulwala and draining was the solution. It wasn’t a popular decision, but it was the right one.

I liked this snippet from Stanhope:
”We’re at a point now where we have a massive resource that we just can’t enjoy,” the Chief Minister said.
”We love the lake, it’s stunning, but it just can’t be fully utilised, so I’d be more than happy to engage in a round table.”

Even without the algae the lake is far from fully utilised. I remember years ago there was jetboat and jetski racing in the central basin, along with an annual bird-man rally.

johnboy 11:04 am 05 Apr 11

Moose said :

Kinda looks like green creme de menthe…

Grasshopper cocktail anyone?

add in the creme de cacao and the cream and you’d have…. something very dangerous…

Moose 10:55 am 05 Apr 11

Kinda looks like green creme de menthe…

Grasshopper cocktail anyone?

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