Warren Reservoir

Warren Reservoir

The Mount Crawford reservoir was name ‘Warren’ after the Liberal MLC who found the site.

The Warren Reservoir was built on the South Para River between 1914 and 1916.

Edgar Bradley was the construction project supervisor as well as the resident engineer overseeing the construction of the Millbrook Reservoir.

So he could travel between the two construction sites, Mr Bradley was given a new Model 'T' Ford for $444. He had to learn to drive so he could make the 30 km journey to Warren from Millbrook in just one hour. Before he had his car, the trip by horse and buggy took two-and-a-half hours.

Capacity: 4790 megalitres.

If this reservoir supplied the whole state, how long would this last? About 8 days.

Area of water spread: 105 hectares.

Public access: When visiting Warren Reservoir, a current RecFishSA fishing permit is required. Fishing from the shoreline, as well as in kayaks or canoes, is allowed.  Please observe all fishing permit conditions.

Visiting hours: Anglers with permits can access designated areas between sunrise and sunset daily.

Current reservoir capacity: For current volume please click on the map below.

Reservoir data on this page is updated once daily at 11.30am. Updates do not occur over weekends.

Water flowing after the opening ceremony of Warren reservoir, 1955

Blasting at Warren reservoir in 1974

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Total Warren Reservoir level
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  • 40

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)
4.74.7991.94.57.00

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  • Dernancourt
  • 22/05/2019
  • Water Supply Interrupted
  • Last Updated: 22/05/2019 06:20 AM - We are on site in Dernancourt and the nearby water supply may be unavailable until 22/05/2019 12:00 PM. Sometimes our crews need to temporarily interrupt the water supply to our customers and/or manage traffic while they are working. We always aim to minimise inconvenience by restoring supply as safely and quickly as we can. Reference Number WO: 06942825.
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  • Hillcrest
  • 22/05/2019
  • Temporary Supply Interruption
  • Estimated start time and water supply off: 23/05/2019 09:00 AM
    Estimated restore time and water supply back on: 23/05/2019 06:00 PM

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