Serpentine Dam (Western Australia)
Dam wall and offtake tower. Water level in picture is 27% of capacity.
|Location||Serpentine, WA, Australia|
|Dam and spillways|
|Height||55 m (180 ft)|
|Width (base)||350.5 m (1,150 ft)|
|Total capacity||137,700,000 m3 (4.86×109 cu ft)|
|Catchment area||664 km2 (256 sq mi)|
|Surface area||10.67 km (6.63 mi)|
The Serpentine Dam is one of the major water supply dams for Perth, Western Australia. The dam is used to store water which is released at a controlled rate to regulate the level in Serpentine Pipehead Dam, which in turn feeds water to the metropolitan trunk main network depending on demand. Construction of the dam was completed in 1961.
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