Troy Bellingham, Rob Scammell and Bill Scammell work on clearing debris from a section of the Brisbane Valley River between Lowood and Wivenhoe Dam.
Troy Bellingham, Rob Scammell and Bill Scammell work on clearing debris from a section of the Brisbane Valley River between Lowood and Wivenhoe Dam.

Lowood section of Brisbane River re-opens to water craft

A SECTION of the Brisbane River from Lowood to Wivenhoe Dam is open again after Somerset Regional Council removed some large debris.

The council enlisted the help of contractors to remove debris, mainly logs, from the river allowing canoes, kayaks and small watercraft are to safely cross through the one kilometre-wide channel.

Somerset Mayor Graeme Lehmann said contractors worked along the banks of the Brisbane River and on the water to clear the route.

"It was not an easy task as they had to use a boat to chop and remove snags, branches, roots and overhanging trees from the route," Cr Lehmann said.

"There are steep and tall banks either side of the river, where trees have fallen into the river and that was causing trouble for recreational kayakers."

The Mayor said some logs still remained in the river however there was now a safe channel for small watercraft to travel this particular section.


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