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QLD – Paradise Dam Update (March 2021)

Paradise Dam Update Paradise Dam is located on the lower reaches of the Burnett River around one hour inland from […] Read More

ANCOLD 2020 Photography Competition – WINNERS ANNOUNCED

ANCOLD 2020 Photography Competition – WINNERS ANNOUNCED Each year ANCOLD runs a members photography competition. The criteria for the photos […] Read More

WA – Balingup and Kirup Dam Remedial Works

Remedial works are underway at Balingup Dam and Kirup Dam in the beautiful South-West of WA. Both dams are similar […] Read More

WA – Kununurra Diversion Dam Remedial Works

Works have been underway at the Kununurra Diversion Dam since May 2019. The dam is located in Kununurra in the […] Read More

QLD – Construction set to begin on major dam upgrade on Sunshine Coast

Construction on Stage 2A of the $24 million Ewen Maddock Dam upgrade on the Sunshine Coast will get underway by […] Read More

VIC – Upper Yarra Reservoir Dam Upgrade Underway

Melbourne Water has been making significant progress with dam safety upgrade works to Upper Yarra Dam, despite challenging weather conditions […] Read More

VIC – 2018 Thomson Reservoir Comprehensive Inspection

2018 Thomson Reservoir Comprehensive Inspection Melbourne Water (MW) hosted the five-yearly ANCOLD ‘Comprehensive’ dam safety inspection of Thomson Reservoir on […] Read More

QLD – Historic Tailings Dam Drainage Upgrade

Historic Tailings Dam Drainage Upgrade The Queensland Government, Department of Natural Resources Mines and Energy (DNRME) manages the care and […] Read More

WA – Spike in earthquake activity in SW Western Australia

Spike in earthquake activity in SW Western Australia A significant spike in earthquake activity in the south west of WA […] Read More

VIC – Long Standing Seepage Problem Resolved!

Long Standing Seepage Problem Resolved! Background: Goulburn Murray Water (GMW) operate and maintain 16 water storages, dams and weirs across […] Read More

QLD – The state regulator has updated the Failure Impact Assessment (FIA) Guidelines

The state regulator has updated the Failure Impact Assessment (FIA) Guidelines An update to the failure impact assessment (FIA) guideline […] Read More

WA – South Dandalup Dam Outlet Works Project

South Dandalup Dam is located 90 kilometres south of Perth. The dam was constructed between 1971 and 1974 and is […] Read More

WA – Work underway to upgrade the iconic Mundaring Weir

View time-lapse photography of the steel pipe being placed into the intake tower. About 180 local workers involved in $14 […] Read More

VIC – Lake Buffalo Dam

Lake Buffalo is located on the Buffalo River, 24 km south of Myrtleford in north-eastern Victoria. The dam, which forms […] Read More

WA – Samson Brook dam – Spillway Upgrade Project

Samson Brook Dam is an 8 GL, 32.7 m high earth fill embankment dam located on Samson Brook approximately 110 […] Read More

VIC – Decommissioning works- Bakers Gully Dams

North East Water (NEW) is decommissioning Bakers Gully dams in Bright, Victoria. The dams impound two reservoirs in series on […] Read More

WA – Tanjannerup Dam

Tanjannerup Dam is an 11 metre high zoned earthfill embankment dam located near the township of Nannup in the south-west […] Read More

WA – Lefroy Brook Dam Remedial Works

In early 2016 works commenced on the dam that directs water to both the Pemberton Water Supply and the Pemberton […] Read More

WA – Samson Brook dam – Spillway Upgrade Project

Authors: Bob Wark & Michael Somerford. The upgrade of Samson Brook Dam spillway for the Water Corporation is well under […] Read More

VIC – Goulburn-Murray Water – Program for Testing of Post Tensioned Anchors

Author: Jim Wheelhouse. Within Goulburn-Murray Water’s portfolio of dams, there are five dams with installed post tensioned anchors. The installed […] Read More

VIC – Remedial works in Commissioners Creek Dam

Author: Aida Baharestani- North East Water. North East Water is undertaking remedial works on Commissioners Creek dam in Yackandandah, Victoria. […] Read More

TAS – Trevallyn Dam Project

Author: Andrew Rumsby, Project Manager. Trevallyn Dam is located in the upper reaches of the Cataract Gorge on the outskirts […] Read More

QLD – Dam Improvement Program strengthens SunWater’s dams

Author: SunWater Limited. SunWater’s experienced team is delivering an extensive Dam Improvement Program ensuring a strong future of reliable water […] Read More

QLD – Somerset Dam Improvement Project

Author: Michel Raymond. A recent assessment of Somerset Dam, in South East Queensland, has indicated improvement works may be required […] Read More

WA – The Roy Hill Iron Ore Mine Development

The development of the Roy Hill Iron Ore Mine is proceeding at a fast pace and is due to commence […] Read More

QLD – Review affirms SunWater’s management of Callide Dam – Media Release 4 June 2015

SunWater has welcomed today’s report that affirms its management and operation of Callide Dam during the devastating effects of Cyclone […] Read More

WA – Logue Brook Dam – Spillway Upgrade Project July 2015

The Water Corporation’s contract for the reconstruction of the Logue Brook Spillway is proceeding as planned.  The project commenced in […] Read More

TAS – ANCOLD Study Tour to Rowallan Dam

Author: Chris Topham.  Hydro Tasmania, in conjunction with Shaw Contracting is undertaking invasive excavation and rebuilding works to address piping […] Read More

QLD – Seqwater’s Dam Improvement Program

Author: Michel Raymond. In 2012-13, Seqwater commissioned a Portfolio Risk Assessment of its 26 regulated dams. The assessment has identified […] Read More

WA – Logue Brook Spillway Reconstruction

Author: Bob Wark. The Water Corporation has awarded a contract for the reconstruction of the Logue Brook Spillway.  The project commenced […] Read More


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WA – Manjimup Dam

Author: Bob Wark. The Water Corporation is constructing remedial works to the spillway at Manjimup Dam.  Known locally as Scabby […] Read More

WA – Logue Brook Dam – Spillway Upgrade

Author: Bob Wark. The Water Corporation is proposing to upgrade the existing spillway at Logue Brook Dam in the 2014/15 […] Read More

WA – Samson Brook Remedial Works Stage II Completion

Author: Bob Wark. The main contract for the Stage 2 of the Samson Brook Dam Remedial works was completed at […] Read More

QLD – Dam Upgrade Activity in Queensland

There has been considerable dam upgrade activity in the last year in Queensland to remediate damage to dams and related […] Read More

QLD – Revisions to The Manual For Assessing Consequence Categories and Hydraulic Performance of Structures

Author: Michael Marley. The Department of Environment and Heritage Protection has recently completed a review of the Manual for Assessing […] Read More

VIC – Musical Gully Dam Safety Upgrade

Author: Phillip Kennedy. Dam safety upgrade works are currently underway at Musical Gully Reservoir in Beaufort. The purpose of the […] Read More

WA – Carnarvon Flood Mitigation Works

Author: Bob Wark. The town of Carnarvon is protected from major flooding from the Gascoyne River by an extensive levee […] Read More

WA – Floods in the South West and the North

Author: Bob Wark. After a slow start to the winter wet season, the south west of WA finished with a […] Read More

VIC – Goulburn-Murray Water – Cairn Curran Reservoir Outlet Upgrade Stage 1 – Service Gate

Author: Jim Wheelhouse, Project Delivery Catchment Services, GMW. Cairn Curran Reservoir is part of the Loddon System and is located […] Read More

ANCOLD Young Professionals Site Visit to Wivenhoe and Somerset Dams

Author:  Tim Lawrence. On the 26th September 2013, the Queensland division of the ANCOLD Young Professionals Group undertook a site […] Read More

VIC – Greenvale Dam Safety Upgrade – Works Approaching

Author: Patrick Brown, Melbourne Water. Greenvale Reservoir is Melbourne’s most urbanised large dam, only 20km north of the CBD and […] Read More

VIC – Westernport Water – Candowie Reservoir Upgrade Project – The Story So Far

Authors: Geoffrey Allum – Senior Engineer Development, Chaminda Jayasena – Senior Project Manager. PROJECT SUMMARY Westernport Water (WPW) is one […] Read More

SA – Intrusive Dam Safety Investigations at Mount Bold Dam

Author:  Kurt Wiebe of Water Plan Consulting, for SA Water. Mount Bold Dam on the Onkaparinga River creates Adelaide’s main […] Read More

VIC – Loombah Dam Spillway Upgrade utilising a Piano Key Weir in a tight site

Authors: Peter Buchanan, Principal Engineer, GHD; Miguel de Oliveira, Senior Projects Engineer, North East Water; Chris Nelson, Project Engineer, Hazell Bros […] Read More

TAS – Duckhole Rivulet Dam Construction

Author: Gregg Barker. TasWater (formerly Southern Water) is currently commissioning the new Duckhole Rivulet Dam which is located in south-eastern […] Read More

QLD – Recreation Review at Seqwater Dams

Author: Michel Raymond. Seqwater provides a secure and reliable water supply to almost 3 million people across South East Queensland […] Read More

NSW – Suma Park Dam Upgrade

Author: Paul Southcott, Entura. Orange City Council plans are well advanced for the upgrade of Suma Park Dam. Suma Park […] Read More

NSW – Copeton Dam Safety Upgrade Project

Author: Nava Jeyachandran. Background Copeton Dam is located on the Gwydir River in northern NSW and supplies water for town […] Read More

QLD – Seqwater Flood Operations Centre

On the 17th July 2013, 15 young dam industry professionals toured the Seqwater Flood Operations Centre. The group was made […] Read More

TAS – Rowallan Dam

Author: Brian Daws, Senior Project Manager Hydro Tasmania. Rowallan Dam is part of the Mersey Forth Power Development and is […] Read More

VIC – Loombah Dam – Spillway Upgrade utilising a Piano Key Weir in a confined site

Author: Peter Buchanan, GHD.  Loombah Dam is 13.5 m high central concrete core wall rock fill dam located on Ryan’s […] Read More