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Lake Narracan



History

The reservoir was first constructed in between 1959 and 1961 and has the capacity of 8,600 megalitres (ML).

In 2002 major works were undertaken to bring the reservoir up to modern day standards, including anchoring the dam wall to the foundation bedrock and strengthening the four gates.


Purpose

The dam is an essential part of providing water for cooling the power stations generators in the Latrobe Valley. This supply is supplemented from Blue Rock Lake approximately 15 km upstream on the Tanjil River.


Recreational facilities

Recreational facilities at Lake Narracan are managed by the Latrobe City Council.

For further information, including about any blue green algae warnings, please contact the Latrobe City Council on 1300 367 700.


Statistics
RESERVOIR
Capacity 7,230 ML
Dead storage 53 ML
Surface area 281 ha
Full supply level 47.7 m AHD
Catchment area 1,942 km²
EMBANKMENT
Maximum height 23 m approx.
Length 109 m
SPILLWAY
Crest length 64 m approx
Discharge capacity * 268,000 ML per day

* Narracan Reservoir has been designed to withstand overtopping following anchor installation in 2003.


Location


Lake Narracan is located on the Latrobe River in Gippsland.

Please check the water levels before planning a day out at the lake!

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