How deep, or what is the lake level at?
It is relatively difficult to say what the level of a small-ish lake is when there there is
no "mean tide" level to work against. So what ever is given here
is just general advice and needs to be qualified by any local
experience you can glean when visiting.
26 July 2011: There has been a little rain, but mainly the down
flow of the rain in the catchment above Scrubby Creek, slowly pushing
the lake up. Here is a photo for David showing the view from the
front of the Tavern at dusk. As he will be able to see, plenty of
windsurfing area here now, but for how long?
22 July 2011:
Lake is filling
quickly, but still away off opening. However you can see the
floating jetty is about level and fixed jetty is now under water,
so it has risen this much in exactly 48 hours!!! Checking the
level tonight it has not risen much more after another 12 hours, so may
Below is how high it was last time it went. We have a little way yet to go. 29th November 2009
20 July 2011:
consistent falls over many days, with very little let up. The
level is getting close to the break through point, though a little way
off yet as far as I can see. The rubbish bins in Tavern car park
are not floating yet, nor is the fish identification chart under water
yet. Could be a little way off yet. It would be nice ot
have this level over a summer. We live in hope.
19 June 2011:
rain has fallen in the catchment area and the lake has risen
significantly. I made it to be 36mm here at the LTB, maybe
considerably more in the headwaters. Anyway the lake is starting
to hit prime depth at the moment, however a bit cold for many fish.
(note the bottom rung under the jetty is well and truly covered)
15th April 2011:
heavy falls have maintained the level of the lake at about what is
shown below, about 100mm (6") below the lower rail on the jetty.
We could have hoped for a slight lifting of the level with the
amount of rain we have had in East Gippsland, but maybe it just hasn't
fallen in the lake's catchment area.
27 February 2011:
falls in the headwaters of 20 to 30mm but not enough to top the lake
up. It has been steadily declining since mid December 2010,
probably a drop or 15-20mm.
21 January 2011:
A bit of scattered rain, in 5 to 10mm lots. The lake has fallen about
80mm over the last month or so. Probably due to evaporation off the lake and
leakage across the bar.