Mersey White Water Regional Reserve – Bushfire Damage Update

MERSEY FOREST ROAD IS STILL CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
The road is closed from the Lake Mackenzie turnoff – for updates check www.parks.tas.gov.au

Recommendation

Canoe Tasmania strongly recommends that people Do Not paddle the Mersey River betweenRowallan Dam and Lake Parangana until:

  • it has been confirmed that the known trees that are still across the river in dangerous
    locations have been removed;
  • the entire slalom course has been checked for wires and ropes in the river and these
    have been removed; and
  • a party has checked the remainder of the river from the bridge below Rowallan Dam
    down to Lake Parangana and confirmed that it is safe for normal use.Canoe Tasmania will work with the Parks and Wildlife Service to arrange these checks and
    necessary clearance work at the next available opportunity.

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Click on the link below to open the full report:

Mersey Slalom course damage report 8th March 2016

(thanks to Paul Black and Jonathan Knox for doing the assessment and Paul for the write up).

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