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: 20,800 megalitres.
If this reservoir supplied the whole state, how long would this last? About 35 days.
Area of water spread: 125 hectares.
Public access: No.
Current reservoir capacity: For current volume please click on the map below.
Little Para reservoir
|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)|