Ophthalmia Dam Day Use Area - WA

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DEG: -23.339666 119.877602
DMS: 23º 20' 22.8" S 119º 52' 39.37" E
UTM: 50 K 7415949mN 794243mE
Altitude: 514.03m


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Fortescue River
Western Australia 6642
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Access closed as at end July 2019. Please add a comment if conditions change. The dam access road shown on EOTopo is now blocked off by mining operations and an alternative access track is provided but this is also closed. See new location Ophthalmia Dam Entry (currently closed).

Ophthalmia Dam is 18km out of town. Built in 1981 to recharge the underground aquifers supplying Newman's water, it has a capacity of 31-million cubic metres of water. This is a great spot for lunch and a swim, but no camping is allowed. The dam is a popular sailing venue for Newman residents.
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Closest Weather Station

Newman Airport at 16/03:00am WST
Distance from Ophthalmia Dam Day Use Area 11.75km SW
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

Closest Climatic Station

Newman Aero
Distance from Ophthalmia Dam Day Use Area 11.75km SW
Mean Max. °C39.436.934.731.727.
Mean Min. °C24.923.921.417.311.
Mean Rain mm62.776.340.119.417.

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