Little Para Reservoir

Little Para Reservoir

The Little Para Reservoir was built between 1974 and 1977, but was not put into use until January 1979. The reservoir functions largely as a balancing storage for River Murray water, which can be pumped in during winter when other demands on the Mannum-Adelaide Pipeline are low. Since 1979 Little Para has only been full twice: in 1981 and 1992.

Capacity: 20.9 gigalitres (one gigalitre is one billion litres), which would fill more than 10,400 Olympic swimming pools

Public access: No

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Total Little Para Reservoir level
  • 45
  • 37

Capacity, volume and rainfall levels across reservoirs supplying metropolitan Adelaide, compared to last month last year
Capacity (GL) Volume this week (GL) Volume this week (%) Volume this week last year (GL) Average Volume this month (GL) Rainfall this week (mm)
20.99.5457.89.10.00

  • Major faults

  • Underway

  • Corbusier Dr
  • St.Agnes
  • 22/07/2019
  • Water Supply On
  • 22/07/2019 02:24 PM - We are attending to an incident in St.Agnes 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: 07041782.
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  • Scheduled works

  • Underway
  • Port Wakefield Rd
  • Bolivar
  • 22/07/2019
  • Temporary Supply Interruption
  • Estimated start time and water supply off: 25/07/2019 09:00 AM
    Estimated restore time and water supply back on: 25/07/2019 06:00 PM

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