Chaffey Dam lies on the edge of The Fossickers Way, 16Km to the north of Nundle and 44Km south of Tamworth.
Its prime purpose is to reguate the flow of the Peel River and to augment the water supply to the city of Tamworth.
It also provides facilities for water sports such as sailing and skiing as well as fishing and swimming.
Current Capacity Information
|Area Submerged||600 Hectares|
|Maximum Water Depth||30 metres|
|Catchment Area||42,000 Hectares|
|MAIN WALL: Height||54 metres|
|MAIN WALL: Length of Crest||430 metres|
|MAIN WALL: Width of Crest||8 metres|
|MAIN WALL: Max. Width of Base||195 metres|
|SPILLWAY: Type||'Morning Glory' spillway tower, incorporating multi-level outlet works.|
|SPILLWAY: Capacity||77,800 megalitres/day|
|Max. Discharge Capacity||
All photographs on this page taken by R. J. Burling
|These photographs show just some of the aspects of the dam with recreational facilities being found on both the eastern and western foreshores.|
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