Lock 10 Wentworth - NSW

 

Position

DEG: -34.10994 141.904297
DMS: 34º 06' 35.78" S 141º 54' 15.47" E
UTM: 54 H 6225285mN 583403mE
Altitude: 48m

Description

Place Type

Population - Place Name

Location

316.8kms East of Adelaide - Driving 397 km (4 hours 31 mins)
494.96kms NorthWest of Melbourne - Driving 573 km (6 hours 10 mins)
674.82kms West of Canberra - Driving 825 km (8 hours 34 mins)

Address & Contact

Cadell Street Wentworth NSW
Phone: (03) 5027 3624
Email: N/A
Web: N/A

Information

The weir and lock were completed in 1929. The purpose of the weir is both to maintain a high level of water for irrigation in times of little and to regulate water flow. The lock enables boats to pass from the upper stream to the downstream level of the Murray River and vice versa.

To allow the migration of fish species upstream past the weir at anytime, special 'fishways' have been built at the abutments of Lock 10. A series of interconnected pools allow the fish to move from pool to pool as part of their upstream travel. This is an important step in the long term recovery of the River Murray ecology.

For visitors to the weir and lock area, numerous picnic tables are available for a pleasant lunch by the water with barbecues across the road for those preferring to cook their own.
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TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

Closest Climatic Station

Mildura Airport
Distance from Lock 10 Wentworth 21.84km SE
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C32.231.628.323.619.016.015.417.320.423.927.530.1
Mean Min. °C16.716.513.810.17.45.24.35.37.39.812.514.8
Mean Rain mm21.822.420.417.825.122.626.226.026.930.026.225.4

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