South Australia & NT Chapter

Cobblers Creek Retention Dam Project

Brenton Curtis and Andrew Telfer

The Cobbler Creek retention dam in the City of Salisbury was constructed in 1997. Exposures seen during excavation for the dam and spillway foundations provided interesting insights into the geological formations in the foothills of the Mount Lofty Ranges. These formations, including the Quaternary sediments and folding and faulting of the underlying rocks, were discussed as were the design of the dam and the spillway foundations.

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