Wivenhoe Dam - 1999 - 2007 - 2010

Three shots of the same spot showing the drought cycle of Wivenhoe Dam.

The first is from 1999 and was on film from the middle of the bridge, the next is from 2007 at the height of the drought and shot from the side of the bridge (too much traffic to shoot from the middle), likewise the third shot from yesterday (2010-03-14).

View all photos taken: Sunday, 14th March 2010, This photo: 2:23pm

Comments

  • kth_friend said:
    nice to see some water back in the dam... been a bit wet up there lately hasn't it... :)
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  • SkattyKat said:
    Great historical record Dave.
    I have thought of taking a drive out to view the water of late, so I guess there would be a few Tommy Tourists around now:-)
  • golmuso said:
    that's really cool david and great for the records! Good to see some water topped up there. Send some out way haha
  • caseyjohnphotography said:
    plz let us see fullsize
  • nick.lagos said:
    Hard to believe..... good catch not to mention record keeping
  • Stephen Healey said:
    Amazing. Never really saw the effect on Wivenhoe before this. Very interesting series of shots.
  • David de Groot said:
    Yeah, amazingly the dam level jumped 11% after the last big wet. Given the massive amount of water stored here, 11% is a huge jump.
    It was surprisingly busy at the spillway given nothing interesting was happening there (normal water release from the single small release valve).
    Oh we've been waiting a LONG time for this water ;-)
    Thanks Nick. Quite a difference really. This isn't that close to the wall either.
    'twas good to see the water levels up again. Mind you, I've seen it higher, as I've seen water released through the spillway gates, and this isn't anywhere near that yet.
  • Thea M said:
    We watched it get lower year after year as we went out for the rowing. There was a jetty to launch boats, but it was halfway up the hill, and nowhere near the water's edge. Rowing QLD decommissioned the site early as there just wasn't enough water to be able to hold a regatta - & then it got lower again. It is great to see it full.
  • David de Groot said:
    Pretty amazing change in the water levels over the years really. I've seen it higher than this too, as I've seen water released through the flood gates, but it's still good to see it near capacity again.