Bethungra Dam upgrade complete

$3.9 million spent

Bethungra Dam upgrade complete

Work on the $3.9 million upgrade of Bethugra Dam is now complete, the upgrade seeing around 20,000 cubic metres of rock used to strengthen the 100-year-old dam wall.

Member for Cootamundra, Steph Cooke says dams must meet strict design requirements to ensure they’re safe, and less prone to over-topping during heavy rain events.

The innovative spillway was designed and tested at Manly Hydraulics Laboratory, and it’s the first time this design has been applied to a disused dam in NSW.