Baroota Reservoir

Baroota Reservoir

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.

When can I visit? This reservoir is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

How full is this reservoir? We currently don't monitor this reservoir's volume.



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  • Major faults

  • Underway

  • Altola Rd
  • Modbury
  • 22/10/2018
  • Water Supply On
  • 22/10/2018 07:40 PM - We are attending to an incident in Modbury with no interruption to the water supply. The safety of our crews and customers comes first, and we always aim to minimise inconvenience by restoring services as quickly as we can. Reference Number WO: 06604450.
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  • Scheduled works

  • Underway
  • Aerodrome Rd
  • Mallala
  • 22/10/2018
  • Temporary Supply Interruption
  • Estimated start time and water supply off: 24/10/2018 09:00 AM
    Estimated restore time and water supply back on: 24/10/2018 03:00 PM

    We’re improving your services and undertaking maintenance work in Mallala. Sometimes our crews need to temporarily interrupt the water supply to our customers and/or manage traffic while they are working. Temporary traffic management may remain in place until reinstatement of the impacted road is complete. We always aim to minimise inconvenience by restoring services as safely and quickly as we can.

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