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Rocky Creek Dam, Lismore

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Rocky Creek Dam is a minor rock fill clay core embankment dam across the Rocky Creek, located upstream of Lismore in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, Australia. The dam's main purpose is to supply potable water for the region, including Lismore, Ballina, Byron Bay, Evans Head and Alstonville. The impounded reservoir is called Rocky Lake.Location and featuresCommenced in 1949 and completed in April 1953, the Rocky Creek Dam is a minor dam located in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, situated approximately north of Lismore. The dam is the principal component of the Rous Water bulk supply network for the region, experiencing population growth. The dam as built by Dayal Singh under contract to the Rous County Council.The dam wall is made up of about 80000t of rock, soil, clay and concrete and is high and long. At 100% capacity the dam wall holds back of water at AHD. The surface area of Rocky Lake is and the catchment area is which includes the Whian Whian State Forest, Nightcap National Park and Whian Whian State Conservation area. The area was once used for logging but is now has a conserved and generally pristine catchment environment. The uncontrolled spillway is capable of discharging.
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  • Lovely restful place to visit.Go for walks, picnic's, barbys.Even take the dogs for walks over to spillway.  more »
  • Rocky Creek Dam is a favourite picnic spot for my family. There are tables well spaced out; it is accessible for folk in wheelchairs and has good facilities. A beautiful nature spot, the dam has water...  more »
  • Nice place for a picnic lovely walks nice playground for young children. Lights at BBQ plenty of space.  more »

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