Dog Fence - Kempe Road - SA

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Position

DEG: -28.90065 134.832306
DMS: 28º 54' 2.34" S 134º 49' 56.3" E
UTM: 53 J 6803010mN 483651mE
Altitude: 136m

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Kempe Road
Coober Pedy
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The Dingo Fence or Dog Fence is a pest-exclusion fence that was built in Australia during the 1880s and finished in 1885, to keep dingoes out of the relatively fertile south-east part of the continent (where they had largely been exterminated) and protect the sheep flocks of southern Queensland. It is one of the longest structures in the world and is the world's longest fence.

It stretches 5,614 kilometres (3,488 mi) from Jimbour on the Darling Downs near Dalby through thousands of kilometres of arid land ending west of Eyre peninsula on cliffs of the Nullarbor Plain above the Great Australian Bight near Nundroo. It has been partly successful, though dingoes can still be found in parts of the southern states. Although the fence has helped reduce losses of sheep to predators, this has been countered by holes in fences found in the 1990s through which dingo offspring have passed and by increased pasture competition from rabbits and kangaroos.
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Closest Weather Station

Coober Pedy Airport at 18/05:00pm CST
Distance from Dog Fence - Kempe Road 18.34km SW
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
19.1°C17.5°C85%16.5°C1008.0hPa7.0mmWSW20km/hr
11knots
28km/hr
15knots

Closest Climatic Station

Coober Pedy Airport
Distance from Dog Fence - Kempe Road 18.34km SW
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C36.735.431.527.121.918.418.420.925.528.331.934.1
Mean Min. °C22.221.718.214.29.96.86.47.611.214.017.719.8
Mean Rain mm13.814.310.06.38.712.95.36.87.912.713.319.7

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