Beetaloo Reservoir

Beetaloo Reservoir

Beetaloo Reservoir is at Crystal Brook, 19 km east of Port Pirie. It was built between 1886 and 1890 to supply the Yorke Peninsula.

The original plan was to build the new reservoir out of masonry. Eventually, after opening seven new quarries in an effort to find suitable stone, masonry was abandoned in favour of concrete.

In an effort to help unemployed labourers, the start of the project was rushed. Workers and supervisors were already on site before the final drawings had been finished!

Capacity: 3180 megalitres.

If this reservoir supplied the whole state, how long would this last? About five days.

Area of water spread: 33 hectares.

Public access: Yes. Access to the reservoir for shore-line recreational angling with a valid permit.
There is also a picnic area with shelters and barbeque facilities available during visiting hours.

Visiting hours: This reservoir is open from May 1st to November 1st every year. Anglers with permits can access designated areas between the following times: 9.00am-3.30pm on weekdays and 9.00am-5.00pm on weekends and public holidays

Reservoir volume: We currently don't monitor this reservoir's volume.

  • Major faults

  • Underway

  • Nioka Rd
  • Dernancourt
  • 22/05/2019
  • Water Supply Interrupted
  • Last Updated: 22/05/2019 06:20 AM - We are on site in Dernancourt and the nearby water supply may be unavailable until 22/05/2019 12:00 PM. Sometimes our crews need to temporarily interrupt the water supply to our customers and/or manage traffic while they are working. We always aim to minimise inconvenience by restoring supply as safely and quickly as we can. Reference Number WO: 06942825.
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  • Scheduled works

  • Underway
  • Delhi Av
  • Hillcrest
  • 22/05/2019
  • Temporary Supply Interruption
  • Estimated start time and water supply off: 23/05/2019 09:00 AM
    Estimated restore time and water supply back on: 23/05/2019 06:00 PM

    We’re improving your services and undertaking maintenance work in Hillcrest. 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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