|Lake Powell at a glance|
Despite its polluted state and low floristic value, Lake Powell is a very important habitat for waterbirds and frogs. Several drains flow into the lake from agricultural regions to the east and northeast. Some of these areas include the wastewater treatment plant, a piggery and tree farms, which the wastewater is discharged on to. These combined areas, discharge vast amounts of nutrients, which end up in the lake and cause huge blooms of algae every year. Careful steps are being put in place to ensure that these nutrients do not start to effect the relatively clean Torbay Inlet, which is part of the drainage system.
The Watershed Torbay project has been set up to manage this region and try to rehabilitate this system back to its former glory.
South Coast Regional Land and Water Care Strategy: The Albany Hinterland Sub-region Prepared by: the South Coast Regional Assessment Panel and the South Coast Regional Initiative Planning Team: December 1996.