Middle River Reservoir

Middle River Reservoir

Immediately after the Second World War, the Soldier Settlement Scheme settled 170 new families on Kangaroo Island. The lack of a major, reliable water supply to support this community, became a concern. Then, between 1948 and 1962, the island's population doubled. The need for a reliable water supply became urgent.

Construction of the Middle River Reservoir, which is a dam on Middle River, was completed in 1968.

Capacity: 540 megalitres.

If this reservoir supplied the whole state, how long would this last? About 19 hours.

Area of water spread: 11 hectares.

Open to the public? No.

How full is this reservoir? For the most up to date information, please contact us on 1300 650 950.



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Water Treatment PlantWater Treatment Plant
Desalination PlantDesalination Plant
Water PipelineWater Pipeline

  • 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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