Happy Birthday LBG

johnboy 20 September 2013 5

The NCA has tweeted that today is the 50th anniversary of the closing of Scrivener Dam, forming Lake Burley Griffin:

Which is as good a reason as any to cast our minds back to the official opening in 1964:


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5 Responses to Happy Birthday LBG
Anna Key Anna Key 8:55 pm 26 Oct 13

Do we now need to abbreviate it to LBGTI to ensure its fully inclusive?

watto23 watto23 8:16 pm 21 Sep 13

How things change, politicians with vision and pride in the capital!

steveu steveu 10:26 am 21 Sep 13

I think if the carp were not in there eating the vegetation then the algae problem wouldnt be as bad?

MrPC MrPC 9:17 am 21 Sep 13

Can we ask the folks at Captains Flat to stop doing such a good job stopping the toxic waste from the tailings heaps from leeching into the river? The lake needs more toxic waste to kill the algae if we ever want to use it for recreation purposes again. Right now it’s useless and may as well be demolished.

steveu steveu 7:10 am 21 Sep 13

Wow. I wonder what the bottom would look like if they drained it? Like a carpark I suspect. And a bit of a graveyard (Im thinking of the Qbn cemetery – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queanbeyan_River – see flooding)

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