Common questions

Is tallowa Dam Road sealed?

Is tallowa Dam Road sealed?

Tallowa Dam can be accessed via a sealed road approximately 20 kilometres from Kangaroo Valley. There is a small parking area with a lovely grassy spot for a picnic there are a couple of BBQs and a few picnic tables. It is a popular spot for fishing and canoeing.

Can you Swim at Tallowa Dam?

Facilities include electric barbecues, picnic tables and toilets. You may swim, canoe or fish on the lake, or just enjoy the fresh air and bush surroundings. Take a short walk down a forest path to the northern canoe launch area for scenic river views.

Is tallowa Dam spilling?

Tallowa Dam is also spilling, into the Shoalhaven River, with flows contributing to the highest flood levels downstream at Nowra in 29 years.

How full is the Tallowa Dam?

Storage, rainfall and environmental releases

Storage (recorded date) Storage Capacity (ML) Percent Full %
Fitzroy Falls Reservoir Thursday 23 September 9,950 58.2
Tallowa Dam Thursday 23 September 7,500 100.0
Blue Mountains Dams Thursday 23 September 2,890 75.2
Total 2,581,850 ML 93.9

What fish are in tallowa dam?

Australian Bass, Rainbow Trout, Maquarie Perch and eels are found in Lake Yurrunga. Rainbow Trout and Bass are stocked.

Where is Fossickers flat?

Location information for Fossickers Flat A stunning stretch of water on the Sholehaven River right near Kangaroo Valley (about 200km south of Sydney).

Is Warragamba Dam still spilling today?

Warragamba Dam is still spilling into the Hawkesbury-Nepean catchment. Sydney’s main dam is still spilling excess water into the Hawkesbury-Nepean river system despite the sun shining. Warragamba.

How big is Tallowa Dam and how much water does it hold?

Tallowa Dam’s wall is more than half a kilometre long but only 43 metres high. It holds back up to 90,000 megalitres of water in Lake Yarrunga. Tallowa Dam is immediately downstream of where the Kangaroo and Shoalhaven rivers meet.

Where was Landcruiser burnt in currowan dam Fire?

People stranded in Mallacoota are evacuated on to the HMAS Choules. A NPWS firefighting Landcruiser lies burnt on Tallowa Dam Rd in Kangaroo Valley. It crashed after hitting a fallen tree on saturday when the Currowan fire impacted the area while the crew sheltered in a nearby dam for 3 hours before their rescue.

Where was the fire in the Shoalhaven area?

Hectares of bone-dry bush and farmland in the Shoalhaven and Southern Highlands were turned to smouldering matchsticks in a matter of hours as a massive bushfire swept north through the region, destroying homes as far north as Wingello.

Where does the water from Shoalhaven dam go?

Water from the Shoalhaven Scheme provides water to the local Southern Highlands and Goulburn communities. It can also be fed into Warragamba Dam and the Upper Nepean dams to top-up the Sydney and Illawarra water supplies.

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