The William Hovell Dam is a rock and earth-fill embankment dam with a flip bucket chute spillway across the King River, located in the Hume region of Victoria, Australia. The purposes of the dam are for irrigation and the generation of hydroelectricity. The impounded reservoir is called Lake William HovellUsing our international travel planner, Wangaratta attractions like Lake William Hovell can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
The dam and reservoir are named in honour of William Hovell, an explorer.
The dam is located south of Whitfield on the edge of the Alpine National Park, fed by the King River and Evans Creek. It supplies water for approximately for irrigated crops, vineyards and grazing properties along the King River from Cheshunt to Wangaratta.
Completed in 1973 the rock and earthfill dam structure is high and long. The 355e3m3 dam wall holds back the 13500ML Lake William Hovell, when at full capacity, with a surface area of. The unusual flip bucket controlled spillway has a discharge capacity of. The dam is managed by Goulburn-Murray Water.
Lake William Hovell Reviews
This is a great location for a picnic or just sit and take in the serenity. Excellent spot in the middle of summer as it is a little cooler than down the valley, and beautiful cool clean water for a s... more »
We have enjoyed this space on a number of occasions and I think it is also suitable to take visitors to the area. There is space to walk the area as well as the option of sitting by the water and swim... more »
A beautiful place to visit to see Australian countryside.
Enjoy a nice day out at the lake. With Cristal clear water its a great spot for swimming, fishing and relaxing.. its a shame that camping is not permitted.
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