Raising the Dam

During March, the Sydney region experienced heavy rains which caused flooding in the Hawkesbury-Nepean River region of Western Sydney, where flood waters peaked at 12.9 metres.

With the recent floods still in the minds of Sydneysiders, our Year 8 students visited the Warragamba Dam to learn more about this engineering masterpiece.

Mrs Roxanne Gray, Year 8 Homeroom Teacher, gave a summary of the excursion:

Year 8 had a great time at Warragamba Dam observing the full dam due to recent rainfall and comparing the bare auxiliary spillway from recent photos of water overflow in the news. The students undertook field sketching and recorded information relating to the dam’s construction and its development over time. There was even time for a spot of cricket, frisbee and a photo challenge to celebrate their last day of Term 1.