Tantangara Reservoir - NSW

  Water Body,River,Stream,Falls


DEG: -35.744781 148.658585
DMS: 35º 44' 41.21" S 148º 39' 30.9" E
UTM: 55 H 6043090mN 649971mE
Altitude: 1221.5m


Place Type

Geography - Water Body,River,Stream,Falls


67.58kms SouthWest of Canberra - Driving 221 km (3 hours 9 mins)
312.97kms SouthWest of Sydney - Driving 500 km (5 hours 44 mins)
401.86kms NorthEast of Melbourne - Driving 611 km (6 hours 48 mins)
800.71kms North of Hobart - Driving 1345 km (1 day 6 hours)

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Tantangara Reservoir
New South Wales
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Holds 254 GL when full which is the gross capacity but only 239 GL at the active capacity which is the actual usable water. Has only spilled in 1964,1975 and 1992. Most years it ranges from 20% to 40% and in a wet year like 2016 up to 70%. In 2018 held at 50% due to erosion issues at the outlet at Providence Portal.
The easiest access to the Reservoir is via the Tantangara Rd off the Snowy Mtns Hwy near Adaminaby. This is open all year but subject to winter snowfalls. From June to Oct the road is closed by a gate at the Dam.

A scenic 90km round trip from the Highway then beyond the dam to Currango Homestead, the Port Phillip Trail over Currango Plain to the Long Plain Rd and back to the Hwy at Rules Point is a pleasant days outing. The Port Phillip Trail is flooded when the level exceeds 25%.

Snowy 2.0 will involve higher water levels and probable permanent inundation of the Trail. Construction of a new tunnel portal a few km NW of the dam will also impact park use.
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Closest Weather Station

Mount Ginini at 10/01:00am EST
Distance from Tantangara Reservoir 26.05km NE
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

Closest Climatic Station

Cabramurra Smhea Aws
Distance from Tantangara Reservoir 33.11km SW
Mean Max. °C21.620.917.512.
Mean Min. °C11.511.
Mean Rain mm43.785.380.366.877.3112.2110.0129.3130.6104.4111.882.8

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