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
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|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)|