Kangaroo Creek Reservoir

Kangaroo Creek Reservoir

The Kangaroo Creek dam was completed in 1969, increasing the storage capacity for the River Torrens and feeding into Millbrook reservoir. The dam has been upgraded to widen the spillway and raise and strengthen the wall. This helps manage major floods and increases the dam's ability to withstand earthquakes.

Water from Kangaroo Creek is released into the River Torrens to maintain the level in the Hope Valley Reservoir as required, with the water diverted at the Gorge Weir.

Capacity: 18.7 gigalitres (that would fill more than 9,300 Olympic swimming pools)

Public access: No, but there is a lookout on the roadside above which is open every day.

Upgrade works at Kangaroo Creek Dam are underway to widen the spillway, and raise and strengthen the wall. These works will help manage major floods and increase the dam's ability to withstand earthquakes.

The footage above shows some of the exciting developments as we move into the second and third and final stages of the project, which is due for completion in 2019.

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Total Kangaroo Creek Reservoir level
  • 33
  • 39

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)

  • Major faults

  • Underway

  • Polkinghorns Rd
  • Arthurton
  • 18/06/2020
  • Water Supply On
  • 18/06/2020 03:05 PM - We are attending to an incident in Arthurton 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: 07505663.
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  • Scheduled works

  • Underway
  • North Tce
  • Adelaide
  • 09/03/2021
  • Temporary Supply Interruption
  • Estimated start time and water supply off: 11/03/2021 12:00 AM
    Estimated restore time and water supply back on: 11/03/2021 09:00 AM

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