Lock 8 & Weir - Wangumma - NSW

  Water Body,River,Stream,Falls

Position

DEG: -34.129169 141.399597
DMS: 34º 07' 45.01" S 141º 23' 58.55" E
UTM: 54 H 6223450mN 536846mE
Altitude: 17m

Description

Place Type

Geography - Water Body,River,Stream,Falls

Location

272kms East of Adelaide - Driving 449 km (5 hours 55 mins)
519.99kms NorthWest of Melbourne - Driving 617 km (7 hours 33 mins)
719.77kms West of Canberra - Driving 872 km (9 hours 59 mins)

Address & Contact

LOT 1 LOCK EIGHT Road
Rufus River NSW 2648
Phone: N/A
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 8 at Wangumma 726 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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Lake Victoria Storage
Distance from Lock 8 & Weir - Wangumma 15.86km NW
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C32.131.628.423.519.015.715.317.220.423.727.330.3
Mean Min. °C16.516.514.010.57.75.85.36.18.110.613.215.3
Mean Rain mm19.519.414.618.123.723.124.923.724.127.323.720.7

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