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Inglewood gathers for family fun at Coolmunda Dam


Inglewood families took advantage of the unique opportunity to see the Coolmunda Dam close-up on guided walking tours while enjoying the free family entertainment at the dam open day hosted by SunWater on Saturday, 14 October.

Narrowly avoiding the Saturday afternoon downpour, around 150 people of all ages enjoyed the community event dedicated to helping them prepare for extreme weather this season and learn more about how the dam works.

Face-painting, balloon masterpieces, fairy floss and the jumping castle were extremely popular with children and even some of the adults took advantage of the face painters’ talents showcasing some beautiful designs.

The relaxed event was an opportunity for the locals to learn more about just how important and easy it is to prepare for the summer storm season.

The SES and Goondiwindi Regional Council were on hand to explain to people the best way to prepare for whatever the Aussie summer could throw at them whether it be flood, fire or cyclone.

SunWater dam operators and hydrologists were also on hand to explain how Coolmunda Dam worked - in particular that it was not a flood mitigation dam and its ‘fill and spill’ function could not prevent a flood.

Nearly 100 people participated in the dam walking tours to learn more about Coolmunda Dam and how the gates operate.

SunWater expressed their gratitude to the local Lion’s Club for keeping the crowds fed and hydrated, and the dedicated people from the SES and Council who devoted their weekends to the community.

For more information about Coolmunda Dam, view the Coolmunda Dam Fact Sheet or the Macintyre Brook and Canning Creek Catchment Flood Overview available on the SunWater website.

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