Scrivener Dam

Scrivener Dam

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Scrivener Dam, a concrete gravity dam that impounds Molonglo River, is located in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia. The dam creates Lake Burley Griffin, that was established for recreational and ornamental purposes. Named in honour of surveyor, Charles Scrivener, the dam was officially inaugurated on 20 September 1964 and the official filling of the lake commemorated on 17 October 1964, by the Prime Minister, Robert Menzies.

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