Winburndale Dam is a concrete gravity dam, built in 1931 as a water supply for the city of Bathurst. However it has recently been used for park watering and industrial purposes. The dam wall is 22 m high and 167 m wide, with earth filled abutments encased in a light concrete seal.
Bathurst Regional Council’s primary concern was finding major structural deficiencies within the dam, as well as revising its capacity. Abyss collected 2 hours worth of data, which provided high-resolution geo-tagged images of the physical fabric and condition of the dam wall. Imagery of features such as the scour pipe flange, tower structure and truncheon arm were also provided. Finally, a cost-effective bathymetric analysis was also provided, which enabled accurate analysis of dam’s capacity.
Aquatic Drone Inspection and Bathymetric Profiiling of Winburndale Dam
Central Western NSW, Australia
Bathurst Regional Council