on the Severn River in the far north of New South Wales
and only 63 kms from Inverell or 22 kms upstream from Ashford
is the Pindari Dam. Pindari comes from an aboriginal word
meaning 'high rocks' and is the name of an early pastoral
run which adjoined the dam.
Dam was the first major conservation storage to be built
in northern NSW, commencing in 1967 and completed in 1969
and serving the New South Wales-Queensland Border Rivers
Storage capacity - 312,000 million litres or over half the
volume of Sydney Harbour.
Catchment area - 1,994 square kilometres.
Surface area - 10.5 square kilometres.
Maximum water depth - 85 metres.
Width of base - 217 metres.
Length of main crest - 954 metres.
Maximum spillway discharge - 21,900 cubic metres/second
(1.89 million ML/day)
Maximum outlet discharge - 58 cubic metres/second (5,000
are outstanding opportunities for outdoor recreation including
picnicking, bushwalking, sailing, swimming, fishing &
waterskiing. Boat ramps enable boat owners ease of access
to the water.
The foreshore park is a popular local picnic site and informal
camping area on a crown reserve, managed by Inverell Shire
Council. There is a lookout on the main dam wall, next to
Recreation facilities include boat ramp, BBQ's. bush shelter
sheds and tables, toilets and a modern amenities block.