Information about CHAFFEY DAM

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

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Regional Dam Capacities

Storage Capacity 62,000 megalitres
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 1,100 megalitres/day

All photographs on this page taken by R. J. Burling

View of Chaffey Dam
These photographs show just some of the aspects of the dam with recreational facilities being found on both the eastern and western foreshores.
View of Chaffey Dam
View of Chaffey Dam
View of Chaffey Dam
View of Chaffey Dam
View of Chaffey Dam
View of Chaffey Dam

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