Irvinebank Dam

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Irvinebank Dam
StateLibQld 2 390629 Irvinebank Dam, ca. 1906.jpg
Location 34 km South West of Atherton, Queensland
Coordinates 17°25′45″S 145°12′00″E / 17.4291°S 145.2001°E / -17.4291; 145.2001Coordinates: 17°25′45″S 145°12′00″E / 17.4291°S 145.2001°E / -17.4291; 145.2001
Type reservoir
Basin countries Australia

Irvinebank Dam was constructed initially around 1885 when a tin battery was built. The two creeks which form the basis of the dam at Irvinebank were known as Gibbs Creek and McDonald Creek, after the earliest prospectors. The battery was erected on the Gibbs Creek frontage, and the dam was constructed just below the junction of these two creeks and embraced an area, when full, of about 12 - 13 acres (53,000 m2) of water, with depths varying from about 15 feet (4.6 m) down to about 2 or 3 feet.[1]

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  1. ^ A History of Irvinebank. Atherton Tableland Netguide. Retrieved 12 February 2016.