The above image was taken by myself. I am standing on a road that would normally be submerged in about 100 to 120 foot of water in the reservoir. The damn wall there with the hydro power station would usually be full with water. Indicative of the lack of rainfall Victoria has had these past few years.
This is the lowest we have ever seen the Reservoir. My husband has been camping up here for nearly 18 years. Slowly, we witness the water drying up. The ground is really cracked and the soil is crunchy to walk on where the bed of water used to be. You can see footage I took HERE (please turn your sound off though, as there is alot of sound of wind passing by the speaker on the camera).
We used to bring our boat here and fish for trout. We could see on the scanner the depth of water and also see shades from beneath. These were not fish, evidence now seen, they were stumps from trees. We also found a few boat anchors too!!
This is an image I found of an old homestead that was submerged beneath Cairn Curran. The Lancaster Homestead. I wish I knew this before as we could have gone to find what is left of it now. Probably the chimney, they seem to survive everything those old chimneys.
Hopefully the drought will break sometime soon and the reservoir can fill up again. This would make life alot easier for the folks up there and also for the reservoirs down here in Melbourne. Local bush talk says that when Kangaroos start to produce Joeys( baby Kangaroos that is), that this is a sign that a drought era will soon break.....we can all only hope, and continue to conserve water best we know how.