“The Canberra Times has buried the lead,” emails Dave M. “Canberra may never see rain again!” So it seems:
This could be the dam that saves Canberra …
The old Cotter Dam is small and was built almost a century ago. Soon it will have a soaring 80m wall and will hold 20 times as much water: 78 gigalitres if it rains, of course.
UPDATE. Canberra’s Alex Robson emails: “We already had a good amount of rain this week.” You know, this innovative “dam” concept might have a future.