Weir & Lock 2 - Taylorville - SA

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Position

DEG: -34.076839 139.931595
DMS: 34º 04' 36.62" S 139º 55' 53.74" E
UTM: 54 H 6228809mN 401422mE
Altitude: 7m

Description

Place Type

Population - Place Name

Location

154.64kms NorthEast of Adelaide - Driving 189 km (2 hours 20 mins)
614.68kms NorthWest of Melbourne - Driving 763 km (7 hours 55 mins)

Address & Contact

Morgan Road
Phone: (08) 8543 2246
Email: N/A
Web: N/A

Information

There are 10 locks on the River Murray. Locks 1-9 are controlled by SA, and lock 10 is controlled by NSW. In total there are 26 man made locks, weirs, barrages on the River Murray.

Lock Two at Taylorville is 362 km's from the Goolwa barrages. The distance between each of the other locks and weirs range from 29 to 88 km's APART.

The river is narrow until it gets to Wellington where it meets Lake Alexandrina. Lake Alexandrina and Lake Albert require about 2000 GL to fill. Where as in other parts of the river, much smaller quantities of freshwater are required to keep the river levels elevated.

One more weir near Wellington would make the stretch of the Lower River Murray more manageable. The stretch of water includes two very different environments: a river system from Blanchetown to Wellington, and the Lower Lakes system. A Lower Lakes system which could be restored to estuarine and allowed to become tidal again.

One more weir near Wellington, would prevent seawater from travelling up the Murray to Adelaide's water supply source, would make this stretch of river safer, and would pave the way for allowing the Lower Lakes to return to a healthier tidal estuarine system.
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Closest Weather Station

Gluepot at 25/09:00am CST
Distance from Weir & Lock 2 - Taylorville 39.25km NE
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
9.4°C6.0°C68%3.9°ChPa5.0mmW11km/hr
6knots
km/hr
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Closest Climatic Station

Gluepot Reserve (Gluepot)
Distance from Weir & Lock 2 - Taylorville 39.25km NE
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C33.832.729.025.020.517.216.919.022.625.329.231.1
Mean Min. °C15.815.512.18.26.04.23.54.36.88.612.413.7
Mean Rain mm14.824.317.017.618.824.521.818.621.625.531.136.7

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