The Bethanga Bridge
The temperature is a balmy 25°C, and the Weir has risen from it's lowest point at under 8% capacity to be back to 25%. It's still not good as we're on the trailing edge of the worst drought in over 100 years.
The low water levels have however helped with major remedial work only just recently completed to strengthen the concrete dam and earth embankment. The construction of the Hume dam was completed in 1936, and was at that time the largest dam on the southern hemisphere. The dam's capacity has since been increased to it's current capacity of 3,038 gigalitres. Engineers discovered relatively recently that the wall moved with the rise and fall of water levels, and significant movement was discovered in the earth embankment in 1996. This prompted a greater effort in remedial work and the strengthened structure should now be able to withstand significant earthquakes.
This is the same location I shot for the Wrinkle 2 Equinox, back in 1998. The young girl drawing in the sand on the beach in the 2004 image is my 11 year old daughter. She also appeared in the 1998 pano when she was 5.