Snowy Adit - NSW

  Point of Interest


DEG: -36.2896 148.509796
DMS: 36º 17' 22.56" S 148º 30' 35.27" E
UTM: 55 H 5982872mN 635580mE
Altitude: 1095.15m


Address & Contact

Island Bend Firetrail
Kosciuszko National Park NSW 2627
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This adit is a mid-way entrance to the Eucumbene-Snowy tunnel constructed from Dec 1961 to Oct 1965. Over 900,000 cubic metres of rock was drilled and blasted to build the 23.5 km long and 6 m diameter tunnel. The spoil was conveniently dumped less than a km away, out of sight and out of mind in the '60's. It is now being rehabilitated and provides a free source of rock and gravel for use in the surrounding national park.
The horseshoe shaped tunnel transfers water from Island Bend pondage to Lake Eucumbene for storage. Flow is reversed when the water is required to generate electricity in Murray 1 and 2 Power Stations. Additional water is transferred up the Jindabyne - Island Bend tunnel to add to the supply.
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Closest Weather Station

TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

Closest Climatic Station

Perisher Valley Ski Centre
Distance from Snowy Adit 15.45km 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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