Island Bend Dam - NSW



DEG: -36.31551 148.478195
DMS: 36º 18' 55.84" S 148º 28' 41.5" E
UTM: 55 H 5980042mN 632698mE
Altitude: 1228.69m


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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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Perisher Valley Ski Centre
Distance from Island Bend Dam 11.49km 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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