dam on the Woronora River in Australia
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English Woronora Dam
The Woronora Dam is a heritage-listed concrete gravity dam with an uncontrolled serpentine spillway across the Woronora River, located south of Greater Metropolitan Sydney, in the suburb of Woronora Dam, Sutherland Shire, New South Wales, Australia. The principal purpose of the dam is for potable water supply for Sydney's southern suburbs and the northern suburbs of the Illawarra region. The impounded 71,790-megalitre (2,535×10^6 cu ft) reservoir is also called Woronora Dam and is sometimes incorrectly called Lake Woronora. The dam was designed by G. E. Haskins, Chief Engineer and the Metropolitan Water, Sewerage and Drainage Board of NSW (MWS&BD) and built from 1927 to 1941 by the MWS&BD. The property is owned by the Sydney Catchment Authority, an agency of the Government of New South Wales. It was added to the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 18 November 1999.
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German Lake Woronora
Der Lake Woronora ist ein Stausee im Osten des australischen Bundesstaates New South Wales. Er wurde am Oberlauf des Woronora River im Süden von Sydney gebaut und dient der Trinkwasserversorgung des Sutherland Shire und des nördlichen Illawara Shire mit den Vororten Helensborough, Otford, Stanwell Tops, Stanwell Park und Coalcliff.
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English Woronora Dam
Don't miss the spectacular spillway cutting when you visit Woronora Dam. Catch a glimpse of the past while enjoying a picnic in picturesque surroundings. The grounds are unusual in retaining workers' cottages and old platforms, plant and machinery used in the dam's construction in the 1930s. Woronora Dam supplies water to the Sutherland Shire in Sydney's south, and to the northern suburbs of Wollongong.
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