Clarrie Hall Dam offers water security
LOOKING BACK: April, 1984
IN A brief ceremony held in April 1984, the Tweed District’s Clarrie Hall Dam was officially handed over to Tweed Shire Council.
The dam was named in honour of the late Clarrie Hall, a long-serving Tweed Shire councillor and shire president.
Built at Doon Doon, about 16km from Murwillumbah, the dam was a major component in the overall water augmentation scheme for the Tweed Valley and it was hoped in time that, apart from water storage, the dam would become a major tourist attraction for the district.
Tweed Shire Council planned to provide facilities for passive water recreation including sailing, rowing and fishing.
The dam had a capacity of 15,600 megalitres and covered an area of 220ha.
It had been designed to service an ultimate population of 160,000 people with a designed peak day demand of 220 megalitres.
It was a rock-filled dam with concrete protection slabs and was completed on schedule and filled with water prior to being handed over.
■ Tweed Shire Council is currently working on raising the dam wall to ensure water security in the future.
FROM THE AIR: Clarrie Hall Dam, completed and filled with water, was handed over to Tweed Shire Council in 1984.