FRIENDS OF ELIZABETH BRIDGE RESERVE

Excessive Reeds Removed From Main Lake

During March to May 2012, Melbourne Water carried out significant desilting works at the inlet sump and the first desilting pond. In addition they removed some of the excessive reed growth near the bridge and near the main lake overflow. This has allowed more water to be available for the many birds that use the lake, and also makes it easier for the many children that visit the Reserve to see and interact with the native bird life.

Excessive reeds near lake overflow Another view near the lake overflow Looking towards the overflow from the other side of the lake
Some of the excessive reeds removed from near the overflow. Another photo of reeds removed from near the overflow. Looking back towards the overflow with reeds removed.
Excessive reed growth upstream from the bridge. From upstream of the bridge with the excessive reeds removed. Looking under the bridge after the excessive reeds were removed.
Excessive reed growth downstream from the bridge. View downstream from the bridge with reeds removed. Looking back to the bridge after the excessive reeds were removed.
 
Reeds stacked up draining and waiting to be removed. Reeds stacked up draining and waiting to be removed.  

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