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Submitted: Friday, Sep 11, 2020 at 20:44
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Now this could could take some guessing, or it could not be known at all.

When we arrived at this location, the only way to get to it was by air courtesy of the faithful drone as the area was still under water.

At least this way it gives you a far better idea of the size.

You can drive here on legal tracks and does not require cross country quad travel.

Do you know where I am?
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Reply By: GarryR - Saturday, Sep 12, 2020 at 07:32

Saturday, Sep 12, 2020 at 07:32
It looks like and old aquaculture farm on the Coorong. I am back on deck after a major computer failure Stephen.
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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Saturday, Sep 12, 2020 at 08:55

Saturday, Sep 12, 2020 at 08:55
Hi Garry

I bet you are glad to be back on air...lol

With all that water, you would think you are in an area like the Coorong, but sorry that is countless hundreds of kilometres to the South.

This is in fact Outback South Australia and the next clue.......tens of thousands of vehicles drive past it within a stones throw on a main highway every year.
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Reply By: Matthew G3 - Saturday, Sep 12, 2020 at 09:17

Saturday, Sep 12, 2020 at 09:17
Too many clues just west of Bookaloo. Doesnt seem much around it.
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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Saturday, Sep 12, 2020 at 09:36

Saturday, Sep 12, 2020 at 09:36
Well done Matthew, it sounds like you have been there before.

Now we need to get there when the area dries out to see the underground tanks in person
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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Saturday, Sep 12, 2020 at 09:40

Saturday, Sep 12, 2020 at 09:40
I presume you have also been to Gibson's Camp Cemetery in the same area?
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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Saturday, Sep 12, 2020 at 10:02

Saturday, Sep 12, 2020 at 10:02
Gibson’s Camp Cemetery.
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Follow Up By: Matthew G3 - Saturday, Sep 12, 2020 at 10:18

Saturday, Sep 12, 2020 at 10:18
Havent been there yet, been up and down the road a few times. Salt bush, low lying flood area and of course you love SA. Had an idea it would be up this way.
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Reply By: GarryR - Saturday, Sep 12, 2020 at 11:08

Saturday, Sep 12, 2020 at 11:08
Hi Stephen, can you please tell us what these old sheds were used for, as it looks like it has a deliberate channel running into them
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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Saturday, Sep 12, 2020 at 11:49

Saturday, Sep 12, 2020 at 11:49
Hi Garry

The very large roofing coved underground water storage are over 100 years old and where used to fill the Steam Trains as they headed to Western Australia.
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Follow Up By: Member - JOHN C16 - Saturday, Sep 12, 2020 at 12:40

Saturday, Sep 12, 2020 at 12:40
More information and some great images in this YouTube video:

Bookaloo train station water reservoir

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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Saturday, Sep 12, 2020 at 14:58

Saturday, Sep 12, 2020 at 14:58
Hi John

I saw that video when it was first out and that got me into research where it was.

When we got there yesterday I could not believe the amount of water there and we were disappointed that we could not get right up close to it.

A friend of ours went there in June when the water level was far higher and I was hoping that it would have dried up.....will will have to wait for another time.

You have to see the volume of water the believe it.

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Here are some more images and in one you can see just how far the water went back, transforming the usually dry country.

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Reply By: Phil G - Saturday, Sep 12, 2020 at 19:03

Saturday, Sep 12, 2020 at 19:03
Wow, great find Stephen. And not far off the main road. Called Two Mile Swamp Dam on the 250k map.
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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Saturday, Sep 12, 2020 at 19:26

Saturday, Sep 12, 2020 at 19:26
And what a swamp it is Phil.

I have been asking a few Facebook contacts and all that water is from local rain, so have no idea when it rained there as the rest of the country is as dry as chips.

Judging by the water still there, I would say it’s going to be a good 12 months or more before you can get to the actual site. Have a look on my FB post, a lot more images.
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