Cataract Dam by Evita

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Featured in
All Water in Motion and Reflections in Water Group
Dec 2009

Completed in 1907, the Cataract Dam was the first of the four water supply dams in the Metropolitan Catchment Area constructed to provide a secure water supply to satisfy the demands of industrial, commercial and residential development of metropolitan Sydney up to circa1960.
The dam contains in-situ items of Federation era water delivery technologies developed by the Public Works Department that are unique such as the lenghts of iron discharge pipes, and system of penstocks, and valve tower water inlet system.
The site of the Cataract Dam also contains a number of resident maintenance men’s cottages and a residence used by board members of the Water Board that collectively continue to evoke the manner in which the dam was maintained and emphasise the importance of the dam to successive generations of management of the Water Board.
The setting of the dam’s picnic grounds within the plantations of pine trees amidst native bushland of the catchment, make the Cataract Dam one of the most attractive of the Metropolitan Dams to visit.
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  • Evita
    Evitaover 4 years ago

  • lianne
    lianneover 4 years ago

    What an unusual and brilliant image Evita! And what a wonderful point of view. Really something to see!

  • ♥ Thank you so much Lianne !! D ♥

    – Evita

  • Edyta Magdalena Pelc
    Edyta Magdalen...over 4 years ago

    WoW! that looks amazing,great shot!

  • ♥ Thank you Edyta very much !! :D ♥

    – Evita

  • Janie Oliver
    Janie Oliverover 4 years ago

    so unusal. brilliant angle. gorgeous shot.

  • ♥ Thank you very much Janie !!! :D ♥

    – Evita

  • LudaNayvelt
    LudaNayveltover 4 years ago

    interesting composition

  • ♥ Thank you Luda !!! :D ♥

    – Evita

  • BCImages
    BCImagesover 4 years ago

    wow that is excellent

  • ♥ Thanks very much Steve & Lesley !!! :D ♥

    – Evita

  • Pamela Phelps
    Pamela Phelpsover 4 years ago

    Fantastic shot, what an interesting concept of discharge!

  • ♥ Thank you Pamela !!! "D ♥

    – Evita

  • shararat
    shararatover 4 years ago

    wht a brilliant capture…love this one

  • ♥ Thanks so much shararat !! :D ♥

    – Evita

  • riverotter
    riverotterover 4 years ago

    Holy Smoke! At least that’s what I thought this was at first glance Evita. What an amazing site, and capture. Excellent! Emily

  • ♥ Hi Emily !
    Thank you so much !!! :D ♥

    – Evita

  • dougie1page2
    dougie1page2over 4 years ago

    xcellent evita, more coming on this?

  • ♥ Thank you Dougie !!
    I got other shots, but Nothing as exciting … :D ♥

    – Evita

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