Beaches escape lightly as king tides hit

King tides have caused few problems on the region's beaches and foreshores for councils.

At Lake Illawarra, water flowed out of drains and partially across Reddall Parade, but Shellharbour City Council said there were no incidents that posed a problem to infrastructure, with little rain and swell coming with the king tide.

Wollongong City Council received no reports of any flooding or stormwater issues following the king tides.

King tide photos: Austinmer, Wollongong and Shellharbour

"Our pipe network is fitted with flaps which have been specifically designed to stop backflow in the event of such occurrences," a Wollongong council spokeswoman said.

"However, Thirroul pool had to close briefly for the past two afternoons."

With a king tide's lower-than-usual low tide, clean water cannot be pumped into the pool. Port Kembla pool could face the same problem but has remained open.

"Council is continuing to monitor conditions at both pools, and will close them if and as required," the spokeswoman said.

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