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COUNCIL WELCOMES NEW LAKE WYANGAN AND CATCHMENT MANAGEMENT PROJECT OFFICER

Griffith City Council welcomes new Lake Wyangan & Catchment Management Project Officer, Tom Ryan, to the team.

Mr Ryan has been appointed on a three year contract to implement actions that will help enhance the Lake including the control of blue green algae.

Griffith City Council Mayor, Cr John Dal Broi, said “Tom brings a wealth of knowledge to the role.”

“Tom has direct and relevant experience in researching and managing waterbodies in a climate of decline water availability,” Cr Dal Broi said.

“Griffith will benefit greatly from Tom’s specialist knowledge and I look forward to seeing progress made at the Lake.

Mr Ryan studied Environmental Science at Wollongong University and since graduation has had over 25 years’ experience working in aquatic research and management in Victoria, NSW, Queensland and Western Australia.

“I am excited to be in Griffith and I’m looking forward to the challenge of Lake Wyangan,” Mr Ryan said.

“In 2017 an environmental assessment of the Lake was carried out by Water Technology and can be viewed on Council’s website griffith.nsw.gov.au, The main findings provide the basis for the development of the Lake Wyangan and Catchment Management program for the next three years.”

Key matters to be addressed include water circulation, sources of sediment and nutrient runoff into the Lake, maintaining the water level, improving water quality, and identifying potential water supply options.

If you have further questions or would like some input into the process we encourage the community to contact Tom at Council on 6962 8100, or the Lake Wyangan & Catchment Management Committee

 

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