Bundaleer Reservoir

Bundaleer Reservoir

The Bundaleer Reservoir is 58 km south-east of Port Pirie. It was built between 1898 and 1903 to supplement supplies from the Beetaloo Reservoir.

It was designed to supply water to Snowtown, Redhill, Brinkworth, Narridy, Blyth and Port Wakefield.

Construction of the dam was plagued by bad weather and several disasters. Five men were killed and three injured in a cave-in. Another man was killed during a gunpowder explosion and 51 men were admitted to the Jamestown Hospital with typhoid fever.

Capacity: 6370 megalitres.

If this reservoir supplied the whole state, how long would this last? Just under 11 days (10.9 days).

Area of water spread: 63 hectares.

Fishing: Bundaleer Reservoir is open to shore-based recreational fishing between sunrise and sunset every day of the year except Christmas day, Good Friday and Total Fire Ban days. All visitors will require a fishing permit, available from www.recfishsa.org.au.

Reservoir Level: 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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