The sand and gravel barrier separating Lady’s Island Lake from the eastern Celtic Sea was breached mechanically by Wexford County Council on Wednesday 22 January 2020 with water level in the lagoon standing at 5.689m ODP. The barrier burst on Saturday 25th and water level in the lagoon bottomed out at 3.515m, a fall in level of 2.174m. The breach tided for seven days with water level dropping to a minimum of 3.232m at 06:30h on the morning tide on Thursday 30th. The breach closed naturally on Sunday 2 February and water level in the lagoon stabilised at 3.67m. Further data on changes water levels may be accessed on the OPW website at http://waterlevel.ie/0000013070/0001/.