Yesterday we also went to Wivenhoe Dam. Wivenhoe Dam was built on the Brisbane River in 1984. It provides water to the area, though when it floods, sometimes the gates are open to let out some of the excess water.
It was great to see the water rushing out and even getting a little spray as you will see on the photos.
There were lots and lots of people there (every third person brought their dog), so we didn’t get to the proper viewing platform as we would have been in the line up for nearly an hour waiting, but we got to see a lot anyway. It ended up being a great day for it, as the night before it was pouring down at our place. It was quite windy though.
The line ups to see the water rushing out were massive. We found a shorter one a bit further away and only had to wait a quarter of an hour and we were so close to the action it was amazing.
The last major release of water from the Wivenhoe Dam like this was in February 1999.