Water skis are prepared for the water at Borumba Dam.
Water skis are prepared for the water at Borumba Dam.

Mary Valley country open for business again

THE Mary Valley and Gympie region witnessed the might of the Mary River again in January with rivers rising rapidly, claiming record water peaks.

Fortunately emergency services crews, volunteers and community groups are practised at combining forces to get the area back on track.

Anyone who likes camping, water sports and experiencing the great outdoors will be happy to know Mary Valley country is again open for business.

Hanging on at Borumba.
Hanging on at Borumba.

SEQ Water has announced Lake Borumba is open to water activities. There was however, a large amount of debris washed into the dam in the recent floods, so caution is advised.

Grab your skis and make the most of the rest of the summer heat.

Ian Harling, of Ride on Mary, Imbil Kayak and Bike said there was some excellent kayaking at the moment with the Mary River running clear and water levels at a good height.

Waterskiing on Borumba Dam.
Waterskiing on Borumba Dam.

You can contact him for information about sections that are the best ride or if you need equipment.

Camping grounds in the area copped a beating with repeated erosion in some of the favourite swim spots so now is the time to support businesses as they re-build and work to recover their losses.

Col Huddy, of Borumba Deer Park, had a team working tirelessly at the weekend removing debris and replacing holes and washed banks.

"We are all totally exhausted after our clean-up weekend," he said. "Everyone worked so hard and some partied hard as well."

This is the place to "come out to play", he said.

Check out the website, maryvalleycountry.com.au, for all the details and the events calendar.

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