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.

Open to the public? Yes. Access to picnic ground, dam wall viewing area and BBQ facilities.

When can I visit? This reservoir is open from May 1st to November 1st every year (9.00am-3.30pm on weekdays and 9.00am-5.00pm on weekends and public holidays).

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



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  • Major faults

  • Resolved

  • Soutchak St
  • Fairview Park
  • 18/12/2017
  • Water On
  • 18/12/2017 10:47 AM - We are on-site responding to an incident in Fairview Park. Water should now be back on. Our crews may remain on site to perform further work. Traffic restrictions may also apply. Reference Number WO: 06151091.
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  • Scheduled works

  • Underway
  • Cortina Av
  • Holden Hill
  • 18/12/2017
  • Supply Interruption
  • Estimated start time (water off): 18/12/2017 09:00 AM
    Estimated restore time (water back on): 18/12/2017 04:00 PM

    We’re committed to improving your services and are undertaking maintenance work in Holden Hill. Water supply in the surrounding area may be impacted during the above times. Traffic restrictions may also apply.

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