Warragamba Dam, Warragamba

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Warragamba Dam, a concrete gravity dam, creates Lake Burragorang, the primary reservoir for water supply for the Australian city of Sydney, New South Wales.The dam impounds the Coxs, Kowmung, Nattai, Wingecarribee, Wollondilly, and Warragamba rivers, within the Hawkesbury-Nepean catchment; and the dam wall is located approximately to the southwest of Sydney central business district, near the town of Wallacia. Constructed between 1948 and 1960, the dam created capacity for a reservoir of 2031GL and is fed by a catchment area of. The surface area of the lake covers of the now flooded Burragorang Valley. Enhancements to the dam were completed in 2009, including the addition of an auxiliary spillway to manage extreme flood events.A small hydroelectric power station is incorporated into the design of the dam and may operate at times of peak discharge; but has rarely generated power in recent years.
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  • I haven't been here for 15 years so was pleasantly surprised to see improvements...great car parks, history on display in multiple areas and a visitor's centre (we didn't go in).We were impressed by t...  more »
  • a sign of the times when you come across a security guard at every point. The view is nice on the bridge but you cant walk across it. The parks are nice with good facilities. It was great back in the ...  more »
  • Had the day off we decided to take a drive to Warragamba Dam. Hadn't been there to at least 25 years. It has an expansive picnic area and No Dogs Allowed and a Information Centre which has the history...  more »
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  • We went to see the Warragamba Dam on a Saturday afternoon drive. The new visitors centre looks good. We were to late to tour the visitors centre as they close at 4pm.So we just went for a walk to the viewing platform that over looks the dam. Nice new picnic areas and toilets etc. Also the gardens are lovely
  • The visitors centre is lovely and new. The history of how the dam was made is very interesting. Unfortunately i could not stay here for longer than a hour as there was really nothing for the kids to do.
  • You should definitely visit it at least once, in the visitor center they show you movie which explains making of the dam & its maintenance (felt proud for people who did/doing the hard work). Make sure you check the days when the bridge is open for public, I think its open only on Weekend and public holidays. Clean toilets, few drinking water taps around, lot of parking and good area for family time. Don't forget to take something to eat.......
  • Nice place, one of the largest catchment areas for urban water supply. They have a good video, small interactive information desks as well as amazing picnic spots. The view of the dam from the viewing area is good. So is the view of the river from the dam
  • A a great place of historical relevance and technogical importance. Warragamba dam is a must for a family excursion. All Sydney residents should pay a visit to this place, so as to gain an appreciation and understanding of where our fresh water comes from.
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