South Para Reservoir Reserve

South Para Reservoir Reserve

South Para is the second largest reservoir in South Australia and due to its size and location in the catchment area, the reservoir fills infrequently. It was built in 1958 to supply rapidly growing urban and industrial areas. Construction began in 1949 but took nine years because of the huge demand on funds and resources following the Second World War.

Capacity: 44.8 gigalitres (that would fill more than 22,000 Olympic swimming pools)

Public access: Yes

Car park: Yes

Walking/running: Yes

Picnicking: Yes

Cycling (mountain biking): Yes

Fishing: Yes

Kayaking/canoeing: Yes

Wildlife/birdwatching: Yes

The Reservoir Reserves South Australia website has maps and ideas of how to enjoy South Para Reservoir reserve.

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Total South Para Reservoir Reserve level
  • 56
  • 41

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)
44.825.35618.525.90.80

  • 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
  • Brighton Rd
  • North Brighton
  • 30/11/2020
  • Temporary Supply Interruption
  • Estimated start time and water supply off: 02/12/2020 09:00 AM
    Estimated restore time and water supply back on: 02/12/2020 01:00 PM

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