Sunwater completed improvement works to Burdekin Falls Dam’s foundation drainage systems in 2017.
What was involved?
- Existing drains have been refurbished
- More than 280 new drains were added to the lower access gallery
- An additional 140 new drains were added downstream of the spillway apron.
The drains were designed to reduce up-lift pressure on the foundation and improve water supply efficiency.
- The project was completed in 2017.
Burdekin Falls Dam, North Queensland
Approximately 200km south of Townsville.