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Lake Manchester is built on Cabbage Tree Creek not far above its confluence with the Brisbane River. Construction of the Lake Manchester Dam commenced in 1912 and was completed in 1916. It was originally called Cabbage Tree Creek Dam. It was renamed in December 1916 when the new dam was named after Mr E.J. Manchester, president of the Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board. With the prolongued drought in southern Queensland water levels in all of the major dams declined to serious levels. Lake Manchester is undergoing structural change at present (2007-2008) to increase strength of the dam wall and increase holding capacity. It can be seen in the photo that the level is about 50 feet below normal. Not good!! Hilary and I walked about 19km this day. All good fun!!

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  • Copyright: David Ambler (Avidda) (33)
  • Genre: Lieux
  • Medium: Couleur
  • Date Taken: 2007-07-00
  • Categories: Nature
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  • Date Submitted: 2008-04-02 2:45
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