Blowering Dam

Water going over spillway at Blowering Dam

Location

  • 13 kilometres south of Tumut NSW Australia
  • On the Tumut River in the Murrumbidgee Valley 
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Construction

  • 2010 - Dam safety upgrade
  • 1968 - Completed
  • 1964 - Commenced

Description

  • Major ungated dam
  • Spillway  - Concrete chute
  • Wall - Rock fill with clay core

Usage

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

Dimensions

  • Catchment - 1,606 square kilometres
  • Crest length - 747 metres
  • Surface area - 4,460 hectares
  • Water depth - 91 metres
  • Wall height - 114 metres

Capacity

  • Outlet - 21,300 megalitres per day
  • Power station - 80 megawatts
  • Spillway - 230,000 megalitres per day
  • Storage - 1,628,000 megalitres 

More information

Visit NSW Water Information to find out more about:

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