The Dam is about five minutes from mumndad's place, and we visit there regularly. The kids love it and they have an awesome visitor centre. I've been going there since my family moved to Australia in 1983. I've walked on the dam wall (back when you were allowed to - its shut now, due to the fact that if it was damaged, it'd send a 16m wall of water down to the hundreds of thousands of people who live in Penrith and surrounds), explored inside the dam wall (yep, they used to let you run about inside it), forgot about it for 10 years whilst it was closed and being upgraded, and watched as it dropped to 20% capacity and then rose to 100% just a few days ago.
- Dam Spill footage
- Sydney catchment authority footage
Of course we went to visit on Sunday. You could not have kept me away. You cannot see much of the spillway, but it was worth the trip just to hear the roar of the water, and to see the crowds.
|Walking down to see the dam|
|Crowds at the viewing platform|
|Looking out towards the spillway|
|That's the spillway in the distance behind the trees|
youtube footage is much more interesting