Goulburn-Murray Water (GMW) has launched an interactive tool for Lake Eppalock that enables users to view the lake’s likely shoreline various storage levels.
Click here to try out the tool.
In addition to showing likely water levels, it also provides information about recreational facilities at the lake such as picnic tables, toilet blocks, barbecue areas and boat ramps.
The development of the tool has allowed GMW staff, customers, recreational users and the broader community to zoom into areas of interest and assess where the water levels are likely to be under various scenarios.
The tool will be developed to include other key recreational GMW waterways in the coming months.
Water levels at Lake Eppalock
At times, Lake Eppalock may experience very low inflows. These are often accompanied by dry conditions that can cause strong customer demand for water. As a result, the water level of the lake continually varies.
The level of customer and community interest in storage levels increases when levels decline due to prolonged dry climatic conditions and customer demand.
GMW knows how important Lake Eppalock is to the local community and visitors to the area. This tool allows users to see for themselves what water levels are likely to be, and make informed decisions about their visit to Lake Eppalock.
In addition to the tool, GMW recommends that vessel operators refer to general and local waterway specific signage located at all public boat ramps.
The imagery used in the tool was taken in 2010 and may not reflect current conditions of the local environment.
The estimated extent of the water doesn’t provide an indication of depth and all users should be aware of hazards above and below the water surface at all levels.
Vessel zoning information and restrictions are specific to Lake Eppalock.