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Cataract Dam, Sydney

Cataract Dam is one of the oldest and most picturesque dams in Sydney.


Located about 84 kilometres south of Sydney, Cataract was the first of the four dams constructed to collect water from the Illawarra Plateau. Created by damming the Cataract River, construction started in 1902 and was completed in 1907.


Together with Cordeaux Dam, Cataract’s main role today is to supply water to Camden, Campbelltown and Wollondilly council areas via the Macarthur water filtration plant.


Together, the Nepean, Avon, Cataract and Cordeaux dams also provide an additional supply of water for Sydney, via Pheasants Nest Weir, Broughtons Pass Weir and the Upper Canal.


Source: Sydney Catchment Authority.


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Taken on May 20, 2015