Island Bend Dam - NSW



DEG: -36.314697 148.482834
DMS: 36º 18' 52.91" S 148º 28' 58.2" E
UTM: 55 H 5980126mN 633116mE
Altitude: 1228.69m


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Island Bend Road
Island Bend 2627
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Island Bend Dam impounds the waters of the Snowy River below Guthega Power Station. It's intake shaft connects to the junction of 2 tunnels. Firstly, water can be diverted into Lake Eucumbene for storage via the two way Eucumbene-Snowy tunnel. Returning to the junction at Island Bend the water flows secondly through the Snowy-Geehi tunnel which is joined at its start by a third tunnel from Jindabyne Pumping Station. The flow is one way to Geehi Reservoir to then supply Murray 1 and 2 Power Stations.
The pondage can be covered in ice in July but provides a refreshing swim in January.
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Closest Weather Station

Perisher Valley at 23/05:30am EST
Distance from Island Bend Dam 12.36km SW
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

Closest Climatic Station

Perisher Valley Ski Centre
Distance from Island Bend Dam 11.79km SW
Mean Max. °C19.218.515.711.
Mean Min. °C5.
Mean Rain mm96.173.1114.597.5130.9167.8186.1240.7234.0182.1138.595.3

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