Burrendong Dam

Burrendong Dam aerial photo

Location

  • 30 kilometres south-east of Wellington NSW Australia 
  • On the Macquarie River in the Macquarie Valley
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Construction 

Description

  • Major gated dam
  • Spillway - gated concrete chute
  • Wall - rock fill with clay core

Usage

  • Environmental
  • Hydro-power
  • Irrigation
  • Stock and domestic
  • Town water
  • Water conservation

Dimensions

  • Catchment - 13,886 square kilometres
  • Crest length - 1,116 metres
  • Surface area - 8,900 hectares
  • Water depth - 50 metres
  • Wall height - 76 metres

Capacity

  • Outlet - 8,200 megalitres per day
  • Power station - 19 megawatts
  • Spillway - 1,199,000 megalitres per day
  • Storage - 1,188,000 megalitres 

More information

Visit NSW Water Information to find out more about:

  • Historic data
  • Storage levels
  • Storage water quality
  • Weekly storage reports