Opening through explosions

Year proposed

  1960’s

Status

  Implemented, but failed

Location description

  Taumutu

Description of option

  Explosives were used in an attempt to open the lake to the ocean.

Opening, closing, and lake level control description

  This method did not work.  The loose gravel/sediment did not disperse laterally as required. (Source = anecdotal evidence, attempt made to open lake by this method was made pre-1970s).