Quantum - Day the Earth Moved, The (Hume Dam)

In October, 1996, residents of the twin towns of Albury-Wadonga on the NSW-Victoria border were shocked when the floodgates of the nearby Hume Dam were opened. The sixty year old dam had developed a structural fault, and the water was released as a safety measure.
Farmland and meadows along the Murray River were flooded all the way to South Australia. Farmers were furious, and the media had a field day. But underneath this crisis is the story of the dam itself, an aging structure, built to the best standards of the day, but beginning to fail the test of time.
Quantum tells the story of the dam, from the days of its building in the nineteen twenties and thirties, to its ailing present, how modern engineers located the structural fault, and how modern technology can overcome the deficiencies of the past.

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Production Year: 
1996
Duration: 
30 mins
Series Episode
Standard $88
Schools $66
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