Wellington Dam - WA

  Reservoir,Dam

Position

DEG: -33.401896 115.979465
DMS: 33º 24' 6.83" S 115º 58' 46.06" E
UTM: 50 H 6303692mN 405098mE
Altitude: 166.05m

Description

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Wellington Dam
Western Australia 6225
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Information

Wellington dam was built in the early 1900's to supply water to the Great Southern Towns Water Supply system - basically the pipeline system that supplies water to the wheatbelt towns in Southern WA. Supplying towns as far North as Northam, East to Lake Grace, South to Katanning. The line basically runs parallel to the Goldfields water supply scheme (from Mundaring Weir to
Kalgoorlie) and the two lines even join somewhere.

It gets it water from the Collie River catchment - which started going salty during the 1960s and 1970s. Much re-afforestation work has been happening since the 1980s to slow down the trend of rising salinity.

A new Dam on nearby Harris River was commissioned in the 1990s to supply fresh water until such time as Wellington Dam is fresh again sometime in the future.

Painted by Australian artist Guido Van Helten, the dam wall mural is believed to be the world's largest. The artwork was completed in 2021 and is called 'Reflections' and is inspired by local stories and photos.
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Weather

Closest Weather Station

Collie East at 27/02:00pm WST
Distance from Wellington Dam 18.41km E
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
15.7°C17.6°C100%15.7°ChPa11.4mmCALM0km/hr
0knots
2km/hr
1knots

Closest Climatic Station

Collie East
Distance from Wellington Dam 18.41km E
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C30.630.928.723.620.317.216.217.118.221.525.128.4
Mean Min. °C13.514.111.88.76.14.33.64.45.37.39.811.7
Mean Rain mm17.75.812.349.585.6121.3122.2113.089.341.435.226.9

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