THERE will be no boatable water under the Bonnie Doon bridge by Christmas.
That’s the official word coming from Goulburn Murray Water, who issued a statement this week predicting the lake will reach just 45 per cent capacity by Christmas.
GM Water confirmed inflows to Lake Eildon were at their lowest levels since 2006.
Last year 794 GL went into Lake Eildon in the ten months leading up to September – this year, less than half of that has been received, representing a 54 per cent drop in inflow.
However, local businesses are being told not to panic – with positive tourism messages due to hit the market as authorities ramp up the pre summer hype.
“Even though water levels at Eildon are lower than in previous years, the lake is a great place to visit,” GM Water said in a recent press release.