Lake Fyans is being upgraded with works on the embankment and marina. These works will desilt and deepen the marina, allowing larger boats to continue to use it, even when water levels are lower.
The Storage Manager started moving water from Lake Fyans to Taylors Lake in mid-September 2022, in order for GWMWater to complete the project. We do not expect water levels at the reservoir to be below those needed for recreational activities over summer.
The Lake Fyans Embankment Upgrade Project is an investment in water supply infrastructure as well as an integral recreational lake for community, tourists and local sporting clubs.
Frequently asked questions
Approximately 1,200 ML will be transferred to Taylors Lake with releases of around 50 ML/day. This will reduce the water level by approximately 30 centimetres. As per normal seasonal conditions, the lake will naturally reduce by up to 70 centimetres. Recreation activities will be able to continue as usual over the summer months.
The water transfer occurred in September 2022 to make the most of cooler daytime temperatures and a wet catchment to reduce any losses in water associated with the transfer.
Water transfers started in mid-September 2022. Works are due to be completed in 2023.
Water levels at Lake Fyans are generally lower over summer and would be naturally close to the level it needs to be to do the embankment works. Earth works require the bank to be dry, so the work is to be carried out over summer when there is less rainfall forecast.