Griffith has come under scrutiny recently with a number of investigations examining the connection of our high rate of Motor Neurone Disease (MND) and blue-green algae found in our lake.
Yet despite this potential link, works are progressing to move Lake Wyangan into a recreational hub for the future.
Griffith City Council, the Lake Wyangan Catchment Management Committee and Murrumbidgee Irrigation (MI) say they remain committed to find long-term solutions to water quality issues, especially at the North lake.
Council is also working towards improve "recreational opportunities" in the long-term, according to sustainable development director Phil Harding.
"We have a number of major actions that are being carried out," Mr Harding said.
He said this summer, council provided water at "relatively small volumes", which was 15 megalitres a day, with "very positive results" in water quality.
Monitoring has been done on the volume, sediment and nutrient concentration of storm water runoff into the lake, alongside measuring key quality parameters in real-time to manage the health and ecological condition.
A six-month study by Chris Butson, a chemical engineering student from University of Sydney, helped interpret the influence of water and discharges on circulation and water quality.
As a result, a hydrodynamic circulation model of North Lake Wyangan is being developed.
MI is focusing on providing suitable water levels for recreation, while providing water for any additional irrigation demands in the catchment.
CEO Brett Jones said they are currently working with council to install infrastructure to enable the transfer of water into the lake, without it going through urban channels.
"This will help to reduce nutrient levels going into the lake as well as improve efficiencies," he said.
Council are now looking for two major project tenders.
The first, to redevelop the main drain entering North Wyangan to include a large sediment retention and nutrient filtration.
The other, to provide guidelines for managing waste and storm water for large developments near the wetlands and lake.