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Spring Creek Dam

The city's secondary water supply, Spring Creek Dam, is located at the junction of Spring Creek and Gosling Creek approximately 4km south-east of Orange. It was completed in 1931 and was raised in 1947.

Following partial embankment failure in 1966 reconstruction work was completed in 1969. The dam has a storage capacity of 4,500ML at full supply level.

The catchment area is 63km2 and the dam has a surface area of 1.1km2 at full supply level.

A 375mm diameter steel main is laid as a suction main from the dam to the pumping station from where it rises to the treatment plant off Dane Lane. The total length of the pipeline is approximately 3.5km.