Sunday, 17 January 2016
Googong is an alpine lake caught in a jurisdictional conundrum between New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory. The lake has no direction flow, apart from a number of turbines that turn the water over. It has a number of areas with drowned trees and sand banks that constitute navigation hazards. Wind can quickly gift this lake with high, short frequency waves, capable of swamping low boats. Rangers also tell of the need to occasionally rescue people pushed by winds away from the launch and recovery areas.