Bamarang Dam is located west of Nowra and has a total capacity of 3,800
ML. This dam is known as an off-creek storage dam and water is pumped into it
from the Shoalhaven River before being transferred to the Bamarang Water
Treatment Plant for processing.
Bamarang Dam is only topped up from
the river while river flows are running at a flow rate above 90ML per day.
During times of drought when the river flows are very low, we cease pumping and
rely on the water stored in the dam.
Reduced water levels in this dam are
a trigger for water restrictions and it is during these times that we as a
community must become more water conscious.
For more information on why water
restrictions are brought into place follow this link to our
Water Restrictions page