Will this be deep under water in a few years? – Echonetdaily

Will this be deep under water in a few years? – Echonetdaily

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50191198176 beac49e93b k50191198176 beac49e93b k Area to be impacted by proposed Dunoon Dam. Photo David Lowe.

Tomorrow morning Rous County Council will be holding a special meeting to decide whether to extend the public comment period on the Rous Future Water Project 2060.

The centrepiece of the project is a large new dam to be built on Rocky Creek between Dunoon and The Channon, to supply water to the four Shires of Byron, Lismore, Ballina and Richmond Valley.

Photos below show the area around the proposed dam wall, less than a kilometre away from the Rocky Creek crossing near Coronation Park, where the Channon Market is held, as well as a number of signs put up by locals who are opposed to the dam.

Yesterday Echonetdaily spoke to people from immediately neighbouring properties, who are alarmed and anxious about the dam plans, which they thought had been abandoned some years ago.

A community action meeting was held in The Channon last weekend, and an information stall is planned for the Channon Market this Sunday.

Rous County Council is inviting public feedback on the Future Water Project 2060, which you can make here.

Photos David Lowe

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    Rocky Creek’s closest bridge to the Channon, near Coronation Park. The proposed dam wall would be 700 metres above here. Photo David Lowe.

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    Sign at The Channon. Photo David Lowe.

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    Sign at the Channon. Photo David Lowe.

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    Sign at The Channon. Photo David Lowe.

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    Higher up the valley side. Photo David Lowe.

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    Photo David Lowe.

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    Rocky Creek, just below proposed dam wall. Photo David Lowe.

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    Rocky Creek. Photo David Lowe.

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    Photo David Lowe.

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    Forest beside Rocky Creek. Photo David Lowe.

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    Rocky Creek. Photo David Lowe.

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    Tracks, Rocky Creek. Photo David Lowe.

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    Giant mussel shell, Rocky Creek. Photo David Lowe.

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    Near Rocky Creek. Photo David Lowe.

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    Rocky Creek, just below proposed dam wall. Photo David Lowe.

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    Rock wall beside Rocky Creek. Photo David Lowe.

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    Area to be impacted by Dunoon Dam. Photo David Lowe.

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    Rocky Creek. Photo David Lowe.

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    This tree is at the dam wall. Photo David Lowe.

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    This area would be under the proposed dam wall. Photo David Lowe.

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    Rocky Creek. Photo David Lowe.

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    Forest giant close to dam wall. Photo David Lowe.

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    Gorge area to be impacted by dam wall. Photo David Lowe.

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    Rocky Creek. Photo David Lowe.

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    Forest giant. Photo David Lowe.

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    This area would be under dam wall. Photo David Lowe.

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    Looking upstream from proposed dam wall. Photo David Lowe.

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    Forest giant at dam wall. Photo David Lowe.

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