Mikany Dam upgrade begins

Lake Mikany with the Angler Access sign in the foreground
Lake Mikany with the Angler Access sign in the foreground

TasWater is upgrading Mikany Dam and site preparation starts in February 2020.

For safety while upgrading, TasWater is closing Mikany Dam, including Lake Mikany. Weather depending, the project is expected to be completed by the end of August 2021.

The upgrade will give Smithton, Stanley and Irishtown greater water surety into the future.

The dam, built in 1972, is the main source of water for the communities connected to the TasWater network.

“At the time, the construction of the dam adhered to dam regulations but now an upgrade is needed to provide greater water security for the region,” TasWater Project Manager for the Capital Delivery Office Colm O’Sheehan said.

When finished, the work will guarantee supply into the future and improve the dam’s flood capacity.

Water supply to the Circular Head township will not be affected, during and post construction.

 “The inundation area of the lake will not be increased as part of the upgrade to protect the natural environment surrounding the lake,” Colm O’Sheehan said.

Residents who want more information can contact TasWater on 13 6992 and ask for Nani Clark, Capital Delivery Office Stakeholder and Community Engagement Officer, or email enquiries@taswater.com.au

Alternatively, visit www.yoursay.taswater.com.au/taswater-capital-delivery-office-cdo

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