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Googong Dam

Population projections showed that by 1979 the three existing dams on the Cotter River would not be able to cope with the increasing demand for water. A new water source was required and, after extensive investigations, a site was selected on the Queanbeyan River and Googong Dam was constructed.

Googong Dam is an earth and rockfill embankment dam with adjoining converging chute spillway and a nearby 13 metre high earthfill saddle embankment. It was completed in 1979, and upgraded in 1995 and again in 2010 through the Googong Dam Spillway project.

Storage Capacity: 119,400 million litres

Top water level: 663.0m above sea level

For more information, download the Googong Dam Factsheet.

Make sure you know the do's and dont's around Googong Dam and its foreshores

For information about current road access to the dam, please visit the Transport Canberra and City Services website