copetom state park NSW

copetom state park NSW

Postby jasonb » Sat Feb 02, 2008 4:53 pm

hi guys i just spent a week up at copeton state park ,for those who dont know its a dam which is great for fishin or just relaxing ,it cost us $75 for 5 nights and that was an unpowered site wherever you like virtually ,it has all great stuff for the kids play areas and a huge waterslide , they even have guys there that come around everyday and take your rubbish ,now thats service ,i even had the missfortune of snapping the main driveshaft in my outboard and the guys were only too happy to weld it up for me and they didnt charge me a cent ,,,,,,,,,so all i can say i will definatley going back on my next holidays ,,,,,,,
are we there yet ?
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Postby kazzakanary » Wed Feb 06, 2008 8:58 pm

I am googling it... what state is it in??
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Postby GypsyLady » Wed Feb 06, 2008 9:32 pm

kazzakanary wrote:I am googling it... what state is it in??


NSW, south west of Inverell.
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Postby Cruzin » Thu Feb 07, 2008 7:11 pm

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Copeton Waters or Dam

It is approx 5x the volume of Sydney Harbour.
Very big camp areas all around the pace, some with power and also Cabins available to rent.

Luved the joint but unfortunately the "tide was out" in July 2005

http://www.campertrailers.org/copeton_waters_meet.htm

also report on 2006

http://www.campertrailers.org/copeton2006.htm

and 2007

http://www.campertrailers.org/copeton2007.htm


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Postby will_deness » Fri Feb 08, 2008 12:28 am

Cruzin wrote:It is approx 5x the volume of Sydney Harbour.

Often hear SPAMER to sydney harbour enough water to fill sydney harbour, that river would fill sydney harbour in xxx time etc etc. Any one really know the capacity of sydney harbour? :)
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Postby GypsyLady » Fri Feb 08, 2008 8:14 am

will_deness wrote:Any one really know the capacity of sydney harbour? :)


I imagine someone in the NSW Water Board would, though it does amaze me how they do...
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Postby Cruzin » Sat Feb 09, 2008 9:39 am

It is amazing what you can find out by putting your mind into gear first.
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The volume of water in Sydney Harbour is approx 500GL

Water Account Australia also presents information on water stocks and water storage infrastructure, and selected issues such as water trading and environmental flows. Further details are in Water Account Australia 2000-01 (cat. no. 4610.0).

Media note:
1 Gigalitre (GL) = One thousand million litres, or a volume of approximately 444 Olympic swimming pools.
1 Kilolitre (kL) = One thousand litres, or a volume of approximately five 44-gallon drums, or one typical box trailer.
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Postby will_deness » Sat Feb 09, 2008 11:49 am

Cruzin wrote:It is amazing what you can find out by putting your mind into gear first.
5 clicks to find the following
The volume of water in Sydney Harbour is approx 500GL
High or low tide?
It was more of a observation how sydney harbour is used as a unit of measurement (Hence the smiley).
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Postby GypsyLady » Sat Feb 09, 2008 9:22 pm

Cruzin wrote:It is amazing what you can find out by putting your mind into gear first.
5 clicks to find the following
The volume of water in Sydney Harbour is approx 500GL

Media note:
1 Gigalitre (GL) = One thousand million litres, or a volume of approximately 444 Olympic swimming pools.
1 Kilolitre (kL) = One thousand litres, or a volume of approximately five 44-gallon drums, or one typical box trailer.


So how many olympic swim pools was that??
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Postby Troyk » Sat Feb 09, 2008 9:36 pm

1 olympic swimming pool is 2.25ML. Up to a couple of years ago people were quoting an olympic swimming pool as being 1ML or 1000 olympic swimming pool to 1GL. But someone went and checked, probably an engineer and found that for a swimming pool to meet olympic standards it would need to be 2.25ML.

All of this is to give joe public an idea of what quantum of water we are talking about! :grin:

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http://waterinfo.nsw.gov.au/sr/Copeton.html
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Postby GypsyLady » Sat Feb 09, 2008 9:39 pm

Troyk wrote:1 olympic swimming pool is 2.25ML. Up to a couple of years ago people were quoting an olympic swimming pool as being 1ML or 1000 olympic swimming pool to 1GL. But someone went and checked, probably an engineer and found that for a swimming pool to meet olympic standards it would need to be 2.25ML.

All of this is to give joe public an idea of what quantum of water we are talking about! :grin:

Latest on Copeton
http://waterinfo.nsw.gov.au/sr/Copeton.html

PS Copeton Dam is only 255GL, half a sydney harbour! :grin:

Warramgamba is Australias largest at 2000GL or 4 x SH. (For your next Dinner Party)


Thanks Troy, my question was a feeble attempt at making a joke of it.
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Postby Cruzin » Mon Feb 11, 2008 7:48 pm

Hi GL Troyk and Will_D

No probs...
The extract from my post came from ABS (Aust Bureau of Stats)

I haven't googled the ML factor (sorry I should have been more pro-active)
But I have sailed a bit on Syd Habour and the volume question has always intrigued me as well.

As Copeton Waters is a fair distance from the sea, the "Tide out" is a reference to The Drought and of course the "Tide In" would mean it is Raining in the Outback. And elsewhere at the moment.

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