Lock 9 and Walpolla Island
On Tuesday 21st of July 2009 the MWPS Enviro Issues Student Action Team went to Lock 9 and Walpolla Island. When we arrived we walked across the weir. On the other side of the weir we walked across the top of the sections of a fish ladder. It was scary!!!
Then we went back over the weir and we saw the Murray River flag ( I didn’t know it had one). Courtney took this awesome photo of Shona throwing some dirt and some boys accidentally threw a lemon in the water. Then we got back on the bus and headed for Horseshoe Lagoon. It was the most beautiful thing I have ever seen.
We ate lunch at Horseshoe Lagoon and then we went up through the bush with Paula. We played a game where we had to guess different species of fish, birds, snakes and frogs. I learnt that:
- The Lock 9 was completed in 1923.
- The flag was first raised in Goolwa.
- There are no snakes in the area.
By the way did anyone know any websites with information on fish ladders? If so please leave a comment.