Warragamba Dam, Warragamba

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#268 of 729 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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  • 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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  • Lovely drive out to see a great example of human engineering. Good for a long walk - lots of steps, so take care. Water fountains are available to fill drinking bottles. They have pretty gardens, but I would have preferred if they contained native plants rather than roses and pruned shrubs. Great place for a picnic. Toilet facilities are excellent. Small visitor centre.
  • Always love this place. So much history and stories locked away. The location is beautiful, just a perfect place to take in the sights and wonder of the dam itself. Visitor Centre is awesome- the kids loved the activities and displays and the facility is great and clean. Be aware though- you can't walk down to the Spillway or the Dam wall on weekdays which was disappointing but it won't stop us returning!
  • Well kept. Lots of information provided.But if you want to walk on the dam wall it is only open weekends & public holidays to do this as the dam is "operational" Monday to Friday. Disappointing, but still worth the visit.
  • Beautiful.. Wished they still left old roads open though
  • Nice dam, we did not get inside the visitors centre but the view from outside is pretty good

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