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.



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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
  • Port Rd
  • Woodville
  • 18/12/2017
  • Supply Interruption
  • Estimated start time (water off): 20/12/2017 10:00 AM
    Estimated restore time (water back on): 20/12/2017 02:00 PM

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

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