Thursday, March 29, 2012
Drought Breaking 2 of 3
In our attempt to find an alternate access to Whistlers Rest because of the flooding we passed Lake Windemere. It seemed a perfect opportunity to get a progress shot on the dam level. See it during the drought here. It can still go higher, the water storage website says it is now 60% full.
Lake Windemere is at the location of the old town Cudgegong. It had me baffled for a while because a web search turned up photos of the stone church at Cudgegong taken in the 1960s and 1970s and stone churches don't disappear easily so I wondered if it was one of those sneaky nearly gone towns hiding in nook along some country road I had not yet travelled. Then I found it had been drowned beneath the waters of the lake in the 1980s. I guess that is another way for a town to die.
You can read a little of the history of Cudgegong which I've added to the localities over at 100 towns.
Posted by Joan Elizabeth at 7:00 AM