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Lagoon opened to reduce chance of flooding

WOLLONGONG City Council carried out work today to open Towradgi Lagoon to the sea.

The current water level of the lagoon is over 1.7m above sea level and the lagoon entrance is closed with a high sand berm covering the entrance.

Council staff created a small trench at the lagoon entrance following high tide. This will allow the lagoon water to run out naturally creating a larger channel.  These works are required to reduce the chance of localised flooding around the lagoon should the significant rain forecast eventuate.

For more information call Council on (02) 4227 7111.

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About Mick Roberts

A Sydney journalist, writer and historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of pubs, inns and associated industries in Australia for over 30 years. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides writing a number of history books, Mick has owned and managed several community newspapers. He was one time editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limited), Sydney based, City News, and Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW. He currently calls the inner-Sydney suburb of Surry Hills home.

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