Logue Brook Dam has been reopened for waterskiing after an extensive safety review by the Department of Transport.
DoT marine operations director Ray Buchholz said the review had revealed the need for changes to the operation of the ski area at the dam to improve safety for skiers and other users.
“The gazetted waterski area has been reduced and the new boundary is marked with yellow buoys, ” Mr Buchholz said.
“Take-off and landing areas have been removed and waterskiing is not permitted within 45 metres of the shoreline.
“With the exception of vessels engaged in waterskiing within the gazetted boundary at permitted times, a five-knot speed limit now applies for those navigating the dam at any time.”
Mr Buchholz said the review included the implementation of a revised water level for the safe operation of the ski area.
From now on, when the Water Corporation records the water level for the dam below 216 metres Australian Height Datum, the ski area will be closed.
Previously, the level was 221 metres AHD.
DoT closed the ski area in January 2011 after water levels fell below the previous level.
Mr Buchholz said the waterski area was popular with the local boating community and an increased number of enthusiasts from across the region were expected to use the dam.
“DoT constantly monitors aquatic use and popular locations and regularly implements chan- ges to ensure the safety of those involved in the activities undertaken on waterways.”For more information about the changes contact DoT on 9431 1026 or visit www.transport.wa. gov.au/waterskiing
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