DAMS

The Snowy Mountains Scheme consists of 16 major dams comprising of Rockfill, Earthfill, Concrete gravity and Concrete arch.  Eucumbene Dam forms Lake Eucumbene, the central storage area of the Scheme, and the Scheme’s largest Dam is Talbingo Dam.

NAME TYPE HEIGHT
(m)
CREST LENGTH (m) GROSS CAPACITY (103m3) YEAR OF COMPLETION
Talbingo Rockfill 161.5 710.0 920 600 1970
Eucumbene Earthfill 116.5 579.1 4 798 400 1958
Blowering Rockfill 112.2 807.7 1 632 400 1968
Geehi Rockfill 94.1 265.2 21 100 1966
Tumut Pond Concrete Arch 86.3 217.9 52 800 1959
Jindabyne Rockfill 71.6 335.3 689 900 1967
Tooma Earthfill 67.1 304.8 28 100 1961
Island Bend Concrete Gravity 48.8 146.3 3 020 1965
Tumut 2 Concrete Gravity 46.3 118.9 1 500 1961
Tantangara Concrete Gravity 45.1 216.4 254 100 1960
Jounama Rockfill 43.9 518.2 43 500 1968
Murray 2 Concrete Arch 42.7 131.1 1 760 1968
Guthega Concrete Gravity 33.5 139.0 1 550 1955
Happy Jacks Concrete Gravity 29.0 76.2 270 1959
Deep Creek Concrete Gravity 21.3 54.9 5 1961
Khancoban Earthfill 18.3 1 066.8 21 500 1966
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