Moneys Creek still in trouble

THE troubled Moneys Creek Lagoon in Bargara has had a reprieve over the Christmas period.

Moneys Creek Rehabilitation Group chair Mike Rennie said the creek was looking a little healthier than it did in mid-December, when more than six tonnes of fish died from a lack of oxygen, leading to a huge clean-up operation.

“We were fortunate in that we’ve had high tide and some rain so that has been able to get some oxygen back in the water,” he said.

Despite the healthier look, Mr Rennie warned the future of the waterway was still grim.

“In a month we could be back where we started,” he said.

Mr Rennie praised Bundaberg Regional Council for its recent treatment of the creek.

“The council made the wise decision to leave a high level of water in it, so it is not looking too bad,” he said.

However, Mr Rennie warned action would have to be taken soon.

“The group is clearly concerned about council not making any definite plans,” he said.

The council is examining scientific reports on the creek to determine the best course of action.

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