Lake Bullen Merri

  • Morning blaze destroys house

    A FAMILY home on Lake Bullen Merri’s ridgeline was razed to the ground early Wednesday morning in a blaze suspected of burning for hours.

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  • Chasing the ton

    AT nearly 74 years of age, Peter McDonald is showing no signs of slowing down, in fact he is hell-bent on going faster than ever.

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  • Algae likely cause of fish kill

    Lake Bullen Merri experienced a “minor” fish kill this week with about 150 fish found dead around the perimeter of the lake.

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  • Department plans North Beach burn

    Smoke is set to rise from the Lake Bullen Merri crater next month, but residents are assured there will be no need for panic.

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  • Fire break ploughed as blaze bore down

    If a fire had not broken out on Willie Hawker’s property a week before the St Patrick’s Day fires, the devastating Gnotuk blaze could have raged through Bostocks Creek into the Jancourt Forest and beyond.

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  • Blue-green disgrace

    LAKE Bullen Merri’s debilitating blue-green algae problems will never be fixed unless a single body is put in charge of the waterway, according to Fishsticks fish farmer and habitat researcher Stephen Mueller.

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  • Lake fun ramps up

    BOTH boat ramps at Lake Bullen Merri’s South Beach are back in operation after seven concrete slabs were installed on Friday.

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  • Quick fix for jetty fail

    EMERGENCY upgrade works got under way at Lake Bullen Merri on Tuesday after the South Beach Foreshore Committee (SBFC) was forced to close the jetties to public use on the weekend.

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  • Lake top up called for

    AFTER 29 megalitres of water was taken from Lake Bullen Merri to put out the Gnotuk crater peat fire, a group of concerned locals have called for nearby roadside run-off to be rechannelled back into the waterway.

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  • Swamp flood

    Lake Gnotuk’s smouldering swamp is set to be extinguished from the inside out, thanks to more than two million litres of water being piped from Lake Bullen Merri every 24 hours.

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