Dam's good, but no fishing
THE future of a guaranteed water supply to the Coffs Harbour district is looking better every day with the $180 million Shannon Creek Storage Facility filling as per schedule.
The latest aerial shot reveals a majestic expanse of water even though the dam is just 12.5 per cent full.
Dam project manager, Ian Preston, said heavy rain had fallen at the dam site over the past month and while this had helped, most of the run-off had been allowed to flow through into the Shannon Creek.
The general public will be allowed to enter the site after the official opening of the project on July 15 this year.
For those eyeing off the dam as a potential new fishing or boating spot, the news is bad.
The dam will be off-limits for all those activities.