All the lakes and dams of the Central Tablelands are man made. The larger water storages were built to supply water for agriculture, early steam railways, town water supply and local industry such as power stations and mining.
The major lakes and dams of the area are listed below.
Ben Chifley Dam
Glenmore Park Loch
Gosling Creek Reservoir
Thompsons Creek Dam (Wallerawang Dam)
Wentworth Falls Lake
Warragamba Dam (Lake Burragorang) – NO FISHING