Scrivener Dam Australia, Canberra

Scrivener Dam

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.

The dam wall is located on Lady Denman Drive and is adjacent to the National Zoo & Aquarium and a viewing area for the official residence of the Governor-General of Australia.