Deep Creek Dam
Completed in 1983, Deep Creek Dam is near Mogo, just south of Batemans Bay.
It is open for public viewing, and there are Mountain bikes and walking tracks around Deep Creek Dam.
You can get to it by driving into the Eurobodalla Botanic Gardens turnoff and continuing past the gardens to the dam viewing area.
Deep Creek Dam has a catchment area of 320 hectares and a capacity of 4,900 million litres, which provides an ample water supply to the Northern part of the shire. It has a surface area of 54ha, a maximum water depth of 27m and an average depth of 8.2 m. The water in this ‘off-river’ storage facility is pumped from the Deua and Buckenboura Rivers.
Deep Creek Dam supplies water to the Northern Water Treatment Plant.
The spillway only operates when the dam is near full and heavy rains occur.
Deep Creek Dam is considered a sufficient water supply for the shire, however construction of a second dam is being considered in the southern part of the shire to ensure we have plenty of water well into the future.
Improving water quality
In 2009/2010 five SolarBee™ aerators were installed in the dam to reduce algal bloom, improve overall water quality and reduce aeration costs. Replacing the aerators previously used in the dam with five SolarBees also resulted in a 68% savings in Council’s annual electricity cost.