Glenbawn Dam

Glenbawn Dam

Location

  • 14 kilometres east of Scone NSW Australia
  • On the Hunter River in the Hunter Valley
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Construction

  • 1987 - Enlarged
  • 1958 - Completed
  • 1948 - Commenced

Description

  • Major ungated dam
  • Spillway  - Concrete chute plus fuse plug
  • Wall - Earth and rock fill with clay core

Usage

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

Dimensions

  • Catchment - 1,300 square kilometres
  • Crest length - 1,125 metres
  • Surface area - 2,614 hectares
  • Wall height - 100 metres
  • Water depth - 85 metres

Capacity

  • Outlet - 7,678 megalitres per day
  • Spillway - 466,000 megalitres per day
  • Storage - 749,840 megalitres
  • Power station - 5 megawatts

More information

Visit NSW Water Information to find out more about:

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