A few of us took up the invite to get a guided tour of the Dights Falls weir reconstruction project this Saturday, 14 April 2012. The Chief Engineer and the Communications Manager at Melbourne Water gave us the lowdown. Photos show footings of the weir itself and the fish ladder, both of which we’re assured will be operational for at least the next 100 years, once the project is finished. In the meantime they’ll move the giant rocks around till they get it right, as it’s apparently a bit hit and miss to get the right mix of froth and bubble in the correct location for both the fish and the canoeists (amongst other stakeholders).
For more detailed and technically accurate information go to the Melbourne Water website where you can follow the time lapse video of the Construction project too.