A report on the warragamba dam

Report on the Construction of Warragamba Dam

Thousands of hectares of this land, which is intended to house a quarter of a million new residents during the next three decades, are flood-prone.

History[ edit ] One of the first places in the Gundungurra traditional homelands that most appealed to the Anglo-Celt settlers were the river flats of the Burragorang Valley now flooded under Warragamba Dam.

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

Some hectare acre of picnic grounds were landscaped to include visitor facilities such as an oval, running tracks, tennis courts, picnic shelters, electric BBQs, boiling water outlets, group shelters and a kiosk.

They all contained similar features, e. This has involved re-alignment and replacement of many of the roads at the northern end. In it suffered damage in a bushfire and was subsequently demolished. This river configuration allows for a relatively short but high dam wall, in the gorge, to impound a vast quantity of water.

Water flows by gravity through a valve house into two pipelines that feed the raw water to Prospect water filtration plant and via off-takes to smaller filtration plants at Orchard Hills and Warragamba. It took 12 years and 1, workers to build the dam, which opened in Recently, it was confirmed to be a breeding site for one of the rarest birds on earth, the Regent Honeyeater, of which just remain in the wild.

The park was closed to the public during construction and has since undergone rehabilitation in accordance with the Master plan. A full electrical upgrade is currently[ when?

The proposal will lead to extensive and irreversible damage to the integrity of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area as up to hectares of pristine wilderness go underwater for weeks at a time. That assessment has already come under fire, with allegations that researchers were told no further studies into the impact on the Regent Honeyeater were needed after the breeding sites were located.

This item is assessed as historically rare statewide. The existing timber and fibro systems office former engineers office and information centre former staff mess which constitute the only two remaining buildings from the original construction site.

Taylor Clarke is fighting to protect what Indigenous heritage is left. What is currently internationally recognised wilderness will become little more than 65 kilometres of scarred landscape. The drum gate is hinged along the upstream edge to the upstream crest and lowers into the dam wall to allow water to flow over it.

Relax with a picnic Relax with family and friends in the landscaped grounds. Hundreds of Indigenous heritage sites, native vegetation and 65 kilometres of pristine streams could be flooded for five weeks at a time if the dam wall is raised, a group of conservationists say.

The other was to embed cooling pipes into the concrete and circulate chilled water through the pipes.

Warragamba Dam

How the dam works Warragamba Dam supplies water to more than 5 million people living in Sydney and the lower Blue Mountains.

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 The best quality water is selected and drawn through screens on three outlets in the upstream face of the dam.

In the early s an auxiliary spillway was built to divert floodwaters around the dam in a rare and extreme flood so as to protect the dam and ensure it remains safe in an extreme flood.

The resulting dam of the Warragamba River formed Lake Burragorang, which is one of the largest reservoirs for urban water supply in the world. Ice was mixed with the concrete to control heat generation and prevent cracks.

Throw down a rug and picnic under a shady tree or use one of our tables or shelter sheds.

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

It took 12 years and 1, workers to build the dam, which opened in The road pattern Double avenue of sweet gum trees Liquidambar styraciflua Fountain not in use, base only survives [1] Towards the east side other trees, including Melaleucas and pines are extant [6] [1] Heritage listing[ edit ] Haviland Park has a high level of state heritage significance for several reasons.

Pushing legislation through to allow this project, before environmental, cultural, or economic impacts have been assessed has made a mockery of due process. The project constructed a new pumping station downstream of the dam.

It represents the pinnacle of quality visitor facilities provided by the Board at Dam sites.Warragamba Dam - Haviland Park is a heritage-listed former farm, dam, timber getting, Gundungurra traditional lands and squatter's land and now parkland located at Warragamba Dam in the south-western Sydney settlement of Warragamba in the Wollondilly Shire local government area of.

Warragamba Dam, a concrete gravity dam, creates Lake Burragorang, the primary reservoir for water supply for the Australian city of Sydney, New South Wales. Warragamba Dam Visitor Centre (02) Report Emergency Email [email protected] agronumericus.com Printed on % recycled paper Site map inside you to take a closer look at Warragamba Dam and Lake Burragorang by walking down to the dam wall and lower viewing areas.

10am – 4pm. 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. 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. 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 dam impounds the Coxs, Kowmung, Nattai, Wingecarribee, Wollondilly, and Warragamba rivers, within the Hawkesbury-Nepean catchment; and the dam wall is located approximately 65 kilometres (40 mi) to the southwest of Sydney central.

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