Blowering Reservoir - NSW



DEG: -35.440472 148.267578
DMS: 35º 26' 25.7" S 148º 16' 3.28" E
UTM: 55 H 6077370mN 615048mE
Altitude: 342m


Place Type

Geography - Lake,River,Creek


80.86kms West of Canberra - Driving 215 km (2 hours 24 mins)
395.82kms NorthEast of Melbourne - Driving 541 km (5 hours 31 mins)
830.22kms North of Hobart - Driving 1275 km (1 day 5 hours)
992.21kms SouthWest of Brisbane - Driving 1273 km (14 hours 7 mins)

Address & Contact

Blowering Rsvr
New South Wales 2720
Phone: N/A
Email: N/A
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Sixth and final dam on the Tumut River holds 1600 GL of water which has spun the turbines of Tumut 1, 2 and 3 Power Stations as part of the Snowy-Tumut Development. Of earthfill construction the dam has an impervious clay core and protective riprap on its outside.
An 80 MW power station generates electricity releasing a steady 2 to 5 GL per day during the irrigation season from Oct to April. With 99% or more of the potential energy of the water converted to electrical energy only a gentle turbulence swirls in the tailwater bay. The same pressure of water discharged from the irrigation outlets vents its kinetic energy in an impressive display even at half the flow of the generator as aeration and turbulence quell the incoming flow in the 7 m deep stilling basin. Finally these waters flow along the tailwater channel and rejoin the riverbed to be carried downstream for irrigation in the Murrumbidgee valley.
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Closest Weather Station

Tumbarumba at 18/09:00am EST
Distance from Blowering Reservoir 43.94km SW
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

Closest Climatic Station

Tumbarumba Post Office
Distance from Blowering Reservoir 43.94km SW
Mean Max. °C28.828.325.019.915.211.710.612.215.219.322.625.9
Mean Min. °C12.
Mean Rain mm62.054.966.865.482.2101.9105.1107.291.096.574.970.8

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