Rehabilitation of The Cut about to start
Friday 2 May, 2014
Parks Victoria and the Friends of the Gippsland Lakes Parks and Reserves are about to begin rehabilitation works on the northern Mitchell River silt jetty at the location locally known as ‘The Cut’, near Eagle Point.
Vehicles have been driven over an area that was previously protected by a fence, which was illegally cut and removed. The fence was protecting the fragile silt deposits and native vegetation from erosion and soil compaction caused by car traffic.
The rehabilitation work will see rocks placed along the alignment of the old fence and native plants and grasses will be replanted in the damaged areas.
Vehicle access to The Cut will remain to the end of the existing Riverbank Road and walking access to popular fishing locations will be provided.
The Mitchell River Silt Jetties are some of the world’s most significant digitate, or finger-shaped, deltas and are now the longest in the world after Hurricane Katrina destroyed those in the Mississippi basin.
Digitate deltas are large deposits of silt at the mouth of a river that over time have formed long narrow land masses. These land masses can be only metres wide in places and in the case of the Mitchell River Silt Jetties extend some five kilometres into the Gippsland Lakes.
The works are expected to commence in early May, weather permitting.
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