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Following 12 months of construction, new environmental infrastructure at the Katarapko is set to be used for the first time this month. 

The aim is to operate the Katarapko floodplain regulators to raise water levels in the creeks by up to approximately 2.8 meters to create a medium-extent inundation.

The event will also mean Lock 4 water levels will also be raised by 25 cm.

The event will enable the final testing of the structures to ensure that they work as designed and to achieve ecological benefits for the floodplain vegetation and wildlife.

The Department of Environment and Water (DEW) say that care should be taken when driving, boating or canoeing in the area.

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