Friday, December 14, 2012

COTTER DAM UPDATE


On a ride the other day we called into the Cotter and snapped a few pictures. Its the first time I had been there in a while and was impressed with the revamped recreational area. The only shortcomings from my pre fire-storm memories is the absence of a Cotter Pub.

As chance would have it the Canberra Times reports that the new enlarged Cotter Dam will reach its biggest milestone to date when sometime on Saturday evening the last of 365,000 cubic metres of roller-compacted concrete will be placed. This will take the wall nearly (cap remaining) to its maximum 80-metre height.


A zoomed in photo on workers on the dam wall gives a little perspective to the size of the undertaking. One million tonnes of rock were crushed to make the concrete. Completion is scheduled for sometime in the Autumn.


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