Clar­rie Hall Dam of­fers wa­ter se­cu­rity

LOOK­ING BACK: April, 1984

Tweed Daily News - - NEWS -

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.

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