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St George families enjoy a fun day out at the dam


St George families took advantage of the unique opportunity to see E.J. Beardmore Dam close-up on guided walking tours at the dam open day hosted by Balonne Shire Council and SunWater on Saturday 28 October.

Approximately 120 people of all ages enjoyed the community event which was aimed to helping them prepare for extreme weather this wet season and learn more about how the dam works.

With chilled out tunes by Allan Espie, a free sausage sizzle provided by SunWater and the ice cream van on hand at the dam recreation area, it was an event worth visiting.

The SunWater water drop mascot ‘Blue’ made a special appearance, which received an overwhelming response from children and adults alike.

The Balonne Shire Council were on hand to explain to people the best way to prepare for whatever the Queensland summer could throw at them.

SunWater dam operators, customer support and hydrologists were also there to explain how E.J. Beardmore Dam worked - in particular that it was not a flood mitigation dam and its ‘fill and spill’ function could not prevent a flood.

Nearly 60 people participated in the dam walking tours to learn more about E.J. Beardmore Dam and how the gates operate.

SunWater and Balonne Shire Council express their gratitude to everyone that participated and attended the information day supporting the Queensland Government’s ‘Get Ready Queensland’ campaign to help families prepare for extreme weather this summer.

For more information about E.J. Beardmore Dam, view the E.J. Beardmore Fact Sheet available on the SunWater website.

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