Bomaderry Creek Weir, Bomaderry, NSW, Australia
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Grahame Cookie
S 34° 50.693 E 150° 35.388
56H E 279628 N 6141509
Quick Description: The weir, that used to supply water for Bomaderry has been breached [1998], to form a Fishway.
Location: New South Wales, Australia
Date Posted: 5/9/2018 6:42:17 PM
Waymark Code: WMY8E5
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member stinger503
Views: 2

Long Description:
It is a bit of a walk around the Bomaderry Creek Track, and Terrain 2½ in places, but on a hot day, the weir is cool destination.

Above, and to the east of the Bomaderry Weir, is a History Sign, about the importance of this weir, and why it stands, like it does today. That sign has the following information:

Water for Life

"Below you is Bomaderry Weir, completed in 1938. The weir provided Bomaderry's first permanent water supply. Its role as a water supply came to an end when the pipeline you can see beyond the weir was installed, bringing water from the Shoalhaven River. Subsequently, the weir became a popular swimming hole.

"Unfortunately the weir prevented Australian bass and other fish from swimming upstream. In 1998 NSW Fisheries and Shoalhaven City Council removed a small section of the wall to created a 'fishway'. They left the rest standing as a reminder of its history."

Superimposed over a photo of the weir wall are the following facts:
Fishing bats hunt at night for insects on the creek surface
The Fishway allows fish to travel up and downstream

Visited: 1503, Sunday, 1 October, 2017

Sign Visited: 1457, Sunday, 1 October, 2017
S30° 50.705' E150° 35.407'

River/Waterway: Bomaderry Creek

Visit Instructions:
Please share a self-made picture of the Fish Ladder and tell us something about it. Did you see any fishes? You do not have to be in the picture, neither does your GPSr.
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