Moogerah Dam, Reynold's Creek, Q

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Syborgh on January 23, 2011

Creepy.. that 'thin' wall and those masses of water

bdeh on January 24, 2011

Great shot Ian. Is this taken recently?Greetings Berend

©IR Stehbens on January 24, 2011

Like eggshell Fried, designed for maximum strength and less material. A much higher concrete-arch structure, Tumut Pond Dam were built in the Snowy Mountains Scheme using this engineering principle before Moogerah was built. Recent slow structural deformation testing has shown no significant movement of Tumut Pond wall. The concave structure means that most of the load is transferred to the abutments.

Hope the reassurance is all you and the folks downstream ever need.

Warm regards,


©IR Stehbens on January 24, 2011

Yes Berend, this is quite recent, post-flood, and as you have seen the floods have passed for now leaving the lake filled above full supply level, hence the overflowing spillway. This sub-catchment of the Brisbane River certainly discharged a significant portion of the floodwaters that inundated Ipswich, then flowed into the Brisbane River.

Greetings, Berend.


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Photo taken in Moogerah Peaks National Park, Moogerah QLD 4309, Australia

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