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Warragamba Dam, Warragamba

Categories: Dams, Nature & Parks
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4.3/5 based on 25+ reviews on the web
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 visit to the Warragamba visitors centre is great , very informative great picnic grounds which are peaceful and has the Hobby Hut full of hand made crafts to mingle thru , a Warragamba workers club ...  read more »
  • Warragamba Dam also has a very pleasant picnic area as part of the facility there are a number of shelters where you can bring your own food and make a nice picnic but there are no BBQ facilities prov...  read more »
  • Beautiful gardens and open spaces. The visitor centre is full of interesting information presented in a very high-tech, interactive format. The platform adjacent to the visitor centre gives a fantasti...  read more »
  • Beautiful, quiet & impressive in size. Lots of picnic tables & great local bakery 5 mins away.
  • Good views. Excellent visitor centre. Free bus takes you from the visitor centre down onto dam or to the dam's base. Barrier prevents you walking along most of the dam's length
  • Nice place to take the kids to see an amazing dam so close to Sydney. Nice views of the dam and the reservoir as far as the eye can see.
  • Its a great place to bring the family for a picnic, relax and enjoy nature at its best
  • You can see the history of the dam and understand the water supply system also, you can see the Dam down there
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