[First filed: Dec 3, 2010 @ 10:44]
This was the Cotter Dam yesterday:
And this is it today
[Photos by Androo]
Note the bed of the new dam wall appears to be disappearing fast.
On the bright side ACTEW CEO Mark Sullivan has tweeted thusly:
We will likely see dams at 100% capacity within the day. Googong will top as early as this afternoon. The flow over Cotter is amazing.
If it buckets down again today we could start seeing some major infrastructure failures. Yesterday afternoon was scary.
UPDATE: ActewAGL are warning that the brown water is getting browner as the stormwater getting into sewage has overloaded the Molonglo Water Quality Control Centre which is now releasing partially treated effluent:
ActewAGL advises all residents on the Murrumbidgee River, downstream from the junction of the Molonglo River and above Burrinjuck Reservoir, and the general public not to draw water from the above section of the Murrumbidgee River for either potable (drinking or food preparation) or non-potable domestic purposes for the next 72 hours, due to potentially increased health risks resulting from the partially treated sewage/effluent. We also advise against swimming and other water contact sports in the Murrumbidgee River over this period.
And Another Thing: Thanks to everyone who’s sent in photos, the slideshow below is looking great and includes pictures of Googong overspilling and where Lake George is at. (if you’ve got more email@example.com )
And here’s some video of the mighty Cotter: