Island Bend Pondage - NSW

Water Body,River,Stream,Falls 

Position

DEG: -36.31945 148.470856
DMS: 36º 19' 10.02" S 148º 28' 15.08" E
UTM: 55 H 5979615mN 632032mE
Altitude: 1228.69m

Description

Place Type

Geography - Water Body,River,Stream,Falls

Location

130.38kms SouthWest of Canberra - Driving 208 km (2 hours 36 mins)
353.25kms NorthEast of Melbourne - Driving 602 km (7 hours 3 mins)
735.27kms North of Hobart - Driving 1337 km (1 day 7 hours)

Address & Contact

2627
Phone: N/A
Email: N/A
Web: N/A

Information

Island Bend Dam impounds the waters of the Snowy River below Guthega Power Station. It's intake shaft connects to the junction of 2 tunnels. Firstly, water can be diverted into Lake Eucumbene for storage via the two way Eucumbene-Snowy tunnel. Returning to the junction at Island Bend the water flows secondly through the Snowy-Geehi tunnel which is joined at its start by a third tunnel from Jindabyne Pumping Station. The flow is one way to Geehi Reservoir to then supply Murray 1 and 2 Power Stations.
The pondage can be covered in ice in July but provides a refreshing swim in January.
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Weather

Closest Weather Station

Perisher Valley at 22/09:30am EST
Distance from Island Bend Pondage 11.34km SW
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
2.7°C-3.0°C16%-20.6°ChPa0.0mmW11km/hr
6knots
24km/hr
13knots

Closest Climatic Station

Perisher Valley Ski Centre
Distance from Island Bend Pondage 10.77km SW
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C19.218.515.711.77.93.92.43.45.89.713.915.9
Mean Min. °C5.85.33.30.3-1.5-3.5-5.0-4.3-2.00.22.03.8
Mean Rain mm96.173.1114.597.5130.9167.8186.1240.7234.0182.1138.595.3

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