Warragamba Dam, Warragamba

#233 of 395 in Parks in New South Wales
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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  • August 6, 2017
    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 »
  • July 25, 2017
    there wus good looking wiman falling off damb, is nice Blace? #Cuckolding? 7 sevn kevin levin warragambadam dog on grog .. Nappie  more »
  • June 28, 2017
    You will get the initial awe, but soon to realise that it is not one of the nicer dams which australia has to offer. For starters, the view is blocked at certain angles, and the landscape with the dam...  more »
  • Easy access , plenty of parking , so quet , great picnic areas , clean facilities , childrens activities indoirs and outdoors available , fabulouse views and staff .
  • Very informative place how the water is conserved and filtered before distributing. Nice place to go for family picnic.
  • Not as u remember it. Changed so much all the fun things are gone.
  • One of the most beautiful place, sightseeing and picnicking with children . Great outdoor
  • Initially, we were a bit confused as the visitors' information centre had relocated to near the dam and the main road says access is only for Sydney Waters. However taking the bypass, we found the way. Unfortunately the dam walkway closed at 4.00 pm. We still had a good time out around the dam. A nice drive, small village and animal farms with the dam, overall turned out to be a memorable experience with fun for the whole family.

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