Robin Hood Reserve closed for fishway works
Baw Baw News By Daniel Eshuis // 15:48, Monday 16 February 2015
THE POPULAR Robin Hood Reserve swimming hole on the Tarago River at Fisher Road, Drouin West, will be closed over coming weeks.
Fulton Hogan Ecodynamics, on behalf of Melbourne Water which manages catchment, is carrying out the works to improve the fish passage through the Drouin West area.
There has been considerable erosion and channel instability through the existing fishway on the Tarago River, particularly at Fisher Road.
Works are underway to improve the fish passage and ensure the current fish condition in the Tarago River is maintained and improved into the future.
These works include widening the existing fish passage, adding rock to provide a consistent grade, and cutting notches into the in-stream log to allow passage. Rocks which have become a barrier to the fish will be removed.
The car park has been closed and temporary fencing installed to ensure public safety while the improvements are carried out.
If you would like more information, call Melbourne Water on 131 722 and quote “FHE Tarago Fishway”.
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