Queanbeyan River Catchment
Googong Dam is located on the Queanbeyan River to the southeast of Queanbeyan and is part of the Queanbeyan River Catchment. The catchment area covers 873 square kilometres in NSW. The Queanbeyan River Catchment is a rural catchment which includes farmlands and small communities, the water quality from this catchment can be variable and requires extensive treatment in order to meet drinking water quality requirements.
Water from the Googong Dam, once treated at the Googong Treatment Plant, is pumped to Canberra and Queanbeyan.