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Serpentine Dam
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Dam wall and offtake tower. Water level in picture is 27% of capacity.
Location Serpentine, WA, Australia
Coordinates 32°24′15″S 116°05′58″E / 32.40417°S 116.09944°E / -32.40417; 116.09944Coordinates: 32°24′15″S 116°05′58″E / 32.40417°S 116.09944°E / -32.40417; 116.09944
Opening date 1961
Dam and spillways
Height 55 m (180 ft)
Width (base) 350.5 m (1,150 ft)
Creates Reservoir
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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