|West Barwon Dam, confluence of the West Barwon River|
and Munday Creek
As I was sitting at a high point overlooking the lake, I read the strategically placed, but rapidly fading, information board. It informed me - as I knew - that early in its existence, the level of the lake was lowered by several metres after the upper part of the landslide which had originally dammed the river, gave way.
What happened next is still visible today.
Not surprisingly, the trees and other vegetation which had been submerged by the initial inundation had died off. When the water level fell after the partial collapse of the initial landslip, several metres of deforested bank was revealed. This provided an opportunity.
|North bank of Lake Elizabeth (left) showing regrowth of land originally|
covered by higher water levels
|Amongst the myrtle beech and tree ferns on the north bank of Lake Elizabeth|
|Lake Elizabeth Beach from the north bank|
|Tussock grasses on Lake Elizabeth Beach|
So, armed with the necessary photos and some new information, I completed my circuit and headed once again for the lower reaches of the Barwon.