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Photos of Googong Dam

July 27th, 2009 at 08:37am

As some of you may recall, in April last year I visited Googong Dam and took a whole heap of photos as the start of a new series of photos of Canberra’s Dams, but didn’t publish them at the time. I did upload them to the photo gallery but didn’t get around to captioning them…well I have now finally gotten around the captioning them, and as such they are now publicly available.

Some highlights from the 45 photos.

Googong Dam information sign at wallside carpark
Googong Dam information sign at wallside carpark

The dam, as seen from the dam-side carpark
The dam, as seen from the dam-side carpark

The top of the dam wall. It's great that the camera's lens fits though the wire fence.
The top of the dam wall. It’s great that the camera’s lens fits though the wire fence.

A newish sign
A newish sign

An older
An older “no entry” sign. Funny that it’s from the ACT Conservation Service considering that the Dam is in New South Wales, and has only recently come under ACT Government control.

The old eroded spillway
The old eroded spillway

The dam from the other side of the dam wall. It's a slight hike up some fire trails to get to this side of the dam.
The dam from the other side of the dam wall. It’s a slight hike up some fire trails to get to this side of the dam.

Queanbeyan River flowing through the rocks as seen from the cascades.
Queanbeyan River flowing through the rocks as seen from the cascades.

The right side of the dam wall as seen from the base of the
The right side of the dam wall as seen from the base of the “dry” side, plus what appears to be a door in the wall, and the pumping system feeding the environmental flow in to the Queanbeyan River. There is a powerline running from the substation near the pumping station to this pump. When I walked back from here, I noticed a sign saying that the path to the wall is not open for public access…oops!

The Googong Dam substation. It's amusing that the dam is run by ACT water/electricity/gas utility ActewAGL, and yet the substation is run by Country Energy.
The Googong Dam substation. It’s amusing that the dam is run by ACT water/electricity/gas utility ActewAGL, and yet the substation is run by Country Energy.

More photos of Googong Dam are up on the photo gallery at http://photos.samuelgordonstewart.com/GoogongDam20080426.

Samuel

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