Island Bend Pondage - NSW

  Water Body,River,Stream,Falls


DEG: -36.31945 148.470856
DMS: 36º 19' 10.02" S 148º 28' 15.08" E
UTM: 55 H 5979615mN 632032mE
Altitude: 1228.69m


Place Type

Geography - Water Body,River,Stream,Falls


130.38kms SouthWest of Canberra - Driving 208 km (2 hours 36 mins)
353.25kms NorthEast of Melbourne - Driving 602 km (7 hours 3 mins)
735.27kms North of Hobart - Driving 1337 km (1 day 7 hours)

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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 16/01:00pm EST
Distance from Island Bend Pondage 11.34km SW
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

Closest Climatic Station

Perisher Valley Ski Centre
Distance from Island Bend Pondage 10.77km 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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