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Friday, August 12, 2011

Dams and Rivers

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There are two dams near here: Lake Samsonvale, built on the North Pine River; and Lake Kurwongbah built on Sideling Creek.

In the past I lamented the local history that was lost under the water of the dams, but in today’s late winter weather, I delighted in the beauty of the lakes.

Lake Kurwongbah

“Kurwongbah” was the name the Turrbal people gave to Sideling Creek. It was dammed in the 1970′s to provide water for the local paper plant. The authorities named the resultant lake “Kurwongbah” as well.

Lake Samsonvale

Lake Samsonvale, looking west towards Mount Samson and the D’Aguilar Ranges.

Causeway - North Pine River

This pedestrian river crossing was washed away by the January Floods, and has only recently been repaired. It’s a pleasant way to get across the river from the Pine Rivers Pony Club up to Camp Warrawee. To whoever fixed it, thank you!

I’m so grateful to live in such a beautiful place.

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