A barrier is being put across the Goolwa channel between Hindmarsh Island and Clayton and the rocks and fill are being hauled along Randell Road on Hindmarsh Island in large trucks. There is a continuous stream of trucks using the main road on the island and there are warning signs and traffic control at the turnoffs.
The trucks are carting soil to dump in the river channel to create the barrier across to Clayton.
They expect the barrier to be finished late July, early August. there are also barriers being constructed across the Finniss River and Currency Creek openings where they run into the Goolwa channel.
The Murray River bottom has gone green. There has been no water here for the last 2 years and the sandy bottom has got vegetation growing on it. The green grass was seeded on there by the government about 2 months ago to stabalise the sand and help curb the acid sands from happening.