Carnarvon is a coastal town and things have not been good for their yacht club since the waterways became choked with silt. This phenomenon had been occurring for the last two years. However, the community has played a big role in helping to solve this problem.
The waterway that connects the yacht club’s bay area to the ocean has been blocked by a sandbar. That made the marina of the club become landlocked. There is also housed a boat ramp for the community that was built with $3 million, funds received from Royalties for Regions. The silting also made this ramp inaccessible. The general manager of the yacht club, Jim Williams stated that this impacted the sailing community of the town as well as tourists.