Chaffey Dam

Chaffey Dam

Location

  • 43 kilometres south-east of Tamworth, NSW Australia
  • On the Peel River
  • Google maps 

Construction

Description

  • Minor ungated dam
  • Spillway - Morning glory
  • Wall - Rock fill with clay core

Usage

  • Environmental
  • Irrigation
  • Stock and domestic
  • Town water
  • Water conservation

Dimensions

  • Catchment - 420 square kilometres
  • Crest length - 430 metres
  • Surface area - 542 hectares
  • Wall height - 55.8 metres
  • Water depth - 30 metres

Capacity

  • Outlet - 1,100 megalitres per day
  • Spillway - 78,000 megalitres per day
  • Storage - 62,830 megalitres

More information

Visit NSW Water Information to find out more about:

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