A report on the warragamba dam

The area proposed for inundation includes up to 1, hectares of world heritage property and 3, hectares of land within the adjacent Warragamba Special Area, the letter states.

Although the engineers did not design Warragamba Dam as a flood control measure, it can mitigate flooding by holding floodwaters back while the reservoir fills. However, despite the first sketch plans for Warragamba Dam being drawn up inplans were deferred during the construction of the Upper Nepean damsthe Great Depression and World War II Former Labor minister for environment, Bob Debus, says the plan will be an extraordinary attack on world heritage.

Nearby, Eighteenth Street Lookout provides the best view of the height of the dam wall and auxiliary spillway.

The best quality water is selected and drawn through screens on three outlets in the upstream face of the dam. Relax with a picnic Relax with family and friends in the landscaped grounds. Exhibitions Located about 65 kilometres west of Sydney in a narrow gorge on the Warragamba River, Warragamba Dam is one of the largest domestic water supply dams in the world.

Dam construction began in and was completed in This gorge opens at its upper end into a large valley, the Burragorang Valley. It was such a major undertaking that a town was built next to the site to house the dam builders. The spokesperson said the current proposal would inundate only a tiny fraction of the World Heritage Area.

Water NSW is currently undertaking environmental assessments for the proposal to raise the dam wall by 14 metres in order to mitigate floods in the Hawkesbury-Nepean Valley through temporary water storage and controlled release of floodwaters.

Supplied In a statement, spokesperson from Infrastructure NSW said consultation started in mid and would continue until mid Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the Government would continue to push on with the proposal. It was this valley that was flooded when Warragamba Dam was built.

This new outlet was below the minimum level required for gravity flow, which delivered water from the existing outlets. On 15 Aprilthe project reached a major milestone when it increased the available storage from 1, gigalitres 6. A full electrical upgrade is currently[ when?

Concrete was mixed on site usingtonnes of cement and 2.Warragamba Dam, a concrete gravity dam, creates Lake Burragorang, the primary reservoir for water supply for the Australian city of Sydney, New South Wales. The NSW Government is accused of an extraordinary attack on a world heritage area in the Blue Mountains, putting hundreds of significant Indigenous sites at risk with their plan to raise the Warragamba Dam.

This report was prepared by S.T. Farnsworth, Engineer-in-Chief, M.W.S. & D. Board, and appears to have been the copy of the Deputy Engineer-in-Chief (T.B. Nicol). (3/). 1 vol.

Warragamba Dam: NSW Government accused of attacking world heritage, moratorium demanded

Note: This description is extracted from Concise Guide to the State Archives of New South Wales, 3rd Edition This is a report on a set of tests on the "Physical Properties of Rock in Foundation and Abutment", for the proposed Warragamba Dam, conducted at Sydney University under the supervision of Mr H.J.

Vogan, Reader in Civil Engineering. Warragamba Dam In the area of Sydney, Illawarra and the Blue Mountains a total population of 4 million they all rely on the catchment of five major river systems- Warragamba, the Upper Nepean, Shoalhaven, Blue Mountains and Woronora.5/5(3).

Warragamba Dam

Look out at Warragamba Dam and see the past and future of Sydney's water supply. Warragamba Dam supplies water to more than million people living in Sydney and the lower Blue Mountains. Just a one hour drive from Sydney's CBD, the dam is a popular place to visit and picnic.

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