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Henley Golf Course Updates July 2006

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July 2006: View looking eastwards from Henley Road, with Lake A in the foreground. Most construction works appear to have finished except for Holes 1 and 18 in the distance.

July 2006: Wet weather in April 2006 obviously slowed down works somewhat. Highly turbid construction water has been released here on the section of land that adjoins Lake A to Lake E.

July 2006: Lake E, a natural wetland has effectively been sacrificed by Yarra Valley Golf Ltd. This is the wetland where turbid construction water was allowed to flow during the infamous December 2004 incident. It is also clear that turbid construction water from Lake A is now being drained via Lake E before ultimatley discharging into the Yarra River.

July 2006: A section of the levee that surrounds Lake E has recently been gouged up, in order to put in a large drainage pipe. This drainage pipe now means that Lake A and Lake E are effectively connected. Turbid construction water and water tainted with potential pesticide residues will be drained from a large section of course into this point, before being released into the Yarra River. Heavy construction with high levels of sediment are likely to have been dislodged at this point, creating further sedimentation and erosion worries.

Commonly used Pesticides that pose High Risk to Salmon, other fish, and aquatic life in urban streams.

1,3-dichloropropene cypermethrin metolachlor
2,4-D diazinon metribuzin
acephate dicamba naled
atrazine dichlobenil norflurazon
bensulide diflubenzuron oryzalin
bentazon dimethoate oxyfluorfen
bifenthrin disulfoton paraquat dichloride
bromoxynil diuron pendimethalin
captan esfenvalerate permethrin
carbaryl fenamiphos simazine
chlorothlonil iprodione tebuthiuron
chlorpyrifos linuron triclopyr
cyhalothrin malathion trifluralin

This list is based on US EPA hazrd level for fish and fish habitat. It is subject to change as pesticide registrations are updated and as more environmental data becomes available.(Originally published on the Salmon-Safe website: http://www.salmonsafe/urban/urban-salmonsafe.doc)


July 2006: The new outlet pipe into the already suffering Lake E. How much turbid construction water has already been allowed to flow through here? The public is still not privy to know what herbicides will be allowed to be used on the course.

July 2006: Lake E, choked with sediment?

July 2006: Cleaner Yarra River water mixing with the turbid water of Lake E

July 2006: Where Lake E and the Yarra River meet. This is the point where most of the water from the golf course will be relased into the Yarra River. It is here that sediment and pesticide residues may leave the golf course and enter the river in non-flood events.

July 2006: Works continuing on the eastern side of the course, with sand being laid. Successful revegetation also occuring.

July 2006: Lake A outlet, before water moves across floodplain into Lake E.