LOCAL NAVIGATION WARNING No.12 (T) of 2022
Lake Tyers Entrance – Opened to the Sea
Floodwater and Debris Navigation Warning
Lake Tyers Waterway
DATE: 14 November 2022
Mariners are advised that recent rainfall in local catchments has resulted in the Lake Tyers Waterway systems filling and the Lake is now opened to the Sea.
Mariners are advised to stay well clear of temporarily open entrances to avoid being carried away through the entrance by strong ebb flows.
Mariners are also advised against an attempt to navigate out into the ocean over natural sand bars that form outside temporary entrances. Bar crossings are regarded as extremely dangerous and can cause serious personal injury or death when unfavorable environmental conditions exist.
Mariners are reminded that debris caused by flood water including large trees and timbers may find its way downstream and affect the safe navigation of vessels within the Lake Tyers Waterway systems
Gippsland Ports strongly advises against the operation of vessels in flood affected waters or driving vehicles through flood water.
Mariners should take extra precaution if it is necessary to operate vessels in flood affected waterways following rain events and be aware of the possible presence of new debris hazards.
Please contact Gippsland Ports on 03 51 500 500 to report navigation hazards.