The Baroota Reservoir was built to supply more water to Port Pirie and other northern parts of the Beetaloo distribution system. It was completed in 1921. The dam is on Baroota Creek to the north-east of Port Germein.
Although wet weather delayed construction of the reservoir for several months at a time, following completion of the work, there were actually several dry years. It wasn't until 1932 that Baroota held enough water for the spillway to overflow.
Capacity: 6140 megalitres.
If this reservoir supplied the whole state, how long would this last? 10 days.
Area of water spread: 63 hectares.
Open to the public? No.
How full is this reservoir? We currently don't monitor this reservoir's volume.