Ophthalmia Dam Day Use Area - WA

 

Position

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

Description

Place Type

Recreation - Point of Interest

Location

15.27kms East of Newman - Driving 19.8 km (20 mins)
162.24kms South of Nullagine - Driving 177 km (2 hours 29 mins)
361.97kms North of Wiluna - Driving 611 km (6 hours 58 mins)
744.92kms NorthWest of Warburton - Driving 1590 km (20 hours 44 mins)

Address & Contact

Fortescue River
Western Australia 6642
Phone: N/A
Email: N/A
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Information

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

TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

Closest Climatic Station

Newman Aero
Distance from Ophthalmia Dam Day Use Area 11.75km SW
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C39.436.934.731.727.223.123.026.030.334.837.338.9
Mean Min. °C24.923.921.417.311.66.86.17.711.917.420.823.8
Mean Rain mm62.776.340.119.417.115.214.97.54.45.612.338.0

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