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Homes south of Geelong evacuated over fears Torquay dam could burst – The Guardian

More than a hundred people have been forced to evacuate after leaks put a dam at risk of ‘catastrophic failure’



More than 100 people will spend another night away from their homes over fears a leaking dam south of Geelong could burst.
Victorias State Emergency Service engineers are working around the clock to pump water out of a 180-megalitre private dam in Torquay after leaks were identified, putting the structure at risk.
Affected local residents were told in a community meeting on Saturday afternoon that six pumps were being used to reduce the water in the dam to ground level about 60 megalitres wort…

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