Once in a lifetime photo? These ruins sat under  the waters of Lake Eucumbene from 1958 until they reappeared in July 2007 as the lake fell to just 9.4% of capacity.  With the water again over 50%, who knows - it maybe another 50 years before we see them again!
Snow fun in Adaminaby township.
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Original Adaminaby in the early 1950s.  It was originally known as Seymour.
Snow capped mountains and the majestic Lake Eucumbene - 30 June 2014. Pic by Darren Giles
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Lake Level: 55%
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* Anglers Reach Lakeside Village are hosting the inaugural 2km & 5km 'Australia Day Swim' at Lake Eucumbene. To be part of this unique event (on Sun, 25 Jan 2015), contact Tania on (02) 6454 2276.
Lake Eucumbene Facts

Elevation: 1,160m

Completed: 1958

Surface Area: 145 sq km

Capacity: 480,000 ml

Ave Depth: 33 meters

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Lake Eucumbene - Australia's premier year-round alpine water resort!
Lake Eucumbene (pronounced 'you come been') is a man made lake on the Eucumbene River. The lake was created by damming the river as part of the Snowy Mountains Scheme.
Eucumbene Dam was completed between 1956 and 1958 and the town of Old Adaminaby was inundated by Lake Eucumbene in that year. The reservoir is the largest in the scheme. Several buildings were moved from Old Adaminaby to the new town of Adaminaby, others were demolished or left to be inundated. Adaminaby was one of two towns flooded in the course of the Scheme construction. The other was Jindabyne.

The creation of Lake Eucumbene wasn't without controversy, with the residents of (original) Adaminaby and nearby farms forced to relocate as waters flooded their once thriving town.
Local history
Original Adaminaby in the 50's *
Today, Lake Eucumbene is famous for some of the best Rainbow and Brown trout fishing in Australia and is open to fishing year-round. The lake is teeming with fish which can be easily caught by boat or shore based anglers.

At an elevation of 1,160m asl, Lake Eucumbene is one of Australia's highest water storages and has a unique alpine climate. Snow at any time of the year is not uncommon. In fact, it snowed on Christmas morning in 2009. Always take warm clothes when you visit Lake Eucumbene!
The Lake Eucumbene region can provide you and your family with an unforgettable holiday experience. Whether you're staying for a day, a week or even longer, you'll be constantly amazed at the changing scenery and beauty of the area.
No other region in Australia can offer the holiday maker so much variety. Whether you like to fish, snow or water ski, bush walk, explore historic sites and caves or simply relax, unwind and smell the fresh mountain air, the Eucumbene region has it all. To see and do around the region
Snow capped mountains & the majestic Lake Eucumbene - 30 June 2014.
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"The Buckenderra Bruiser" - this 9lb monster was caught by Lindsey Kelly in Sept 2014.

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Historic low: 9.4% (July 2007)
Lake Level History 1997 to 2014