3 Mile Dam in winter

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darren giles (eucumb… on June 16, 2008

This mid-winter scene at Three Mile Dam shows just how cold the area can get. The surface water of the lake was frozen solid, although I wasn't game to try my luck and walk over it!

When I lived in the area there was a story going around about a guy on a ski-do who did push his luck and tried to cross the lake - the end result - 1 sunk ski-do and 1 very cold, went man!

The lake is home to some of the best trout fishing in the area.

A bit of history - Three Mile Dam, located a few kilometres along the Cabramurra Road and just past the turnoff to Mount Selwyn, was built by the Chinese in 1882 to provide water for the sluicing operations at New Chum Hill.

There is a walk (it is clearly marked on a map a few hundred metres off the road past the dam) which includes the old races and shows clearly how the water flowed from the dam to the Kiandra goldfields.

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  • Uploaded on June 15, 2008
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    by darren giles (eucumb…
    • Camera: HP psc1200
    • Taken on 2008/06/15 17:54:31