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Old Cotter Dam hears the mermaids singing

Australia / Canberra : RiotACT

ACTEW Water has posted a series of pictures as the new Cotter Dam fills up and the old dam wall disappears beneath the waters: The original dam was built in 1915, and the reliable river it is built on, the Cotter, was instrumental i...

No trouble at the dam

Australia / Canberra : RiotACT

ACTEW Water advise the smoke and emergency vehicles at the Cotter Dam are a training exercise: The Bulk Water Alliance (John Holland, Abigroup, GHD and ACTEW Water) who are delivering the enlarged Cotter Dam project, are conducting ...

An Updraft at the Hoover Dam Causes Water To Pour Up Instead of Down

Humor / odd : Laughing Squid

Water is seen pouring up instead of down at the Hoover Dam in a video by Leslie Hutchings. The effect is caused by the updraft created by the dam’s design. The structure of the dam creates an upward draft that makes water actually d...

South African dams could take up to five years to recover from drought

Issues & Causes / Environmentalism : Reuters Environment Blog

PRETORIA (Reuters) - South Africa's dams could take up to five years to recover even if the country experiences normal rainfall following a severe drought, authorities said on Tuesday, increasing the prospects of water rationing.

Water recharges Canberra’s iconic Cotter Avenue

Australia / Canberra : RiotACT

Land manager Brett McNamara marvels at the unprecedented amount of water in storage for Canberra. “Today, the enlarged Cotter Dam, Bendora, Corin and Googong dams are all overflowing,” Mr McNamara said. “So our catchments are at cap...


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