Dog Fence - William Creek Road - SA

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Position

DEG: -29.035629 135.016998
DMS: 29º 02' 8.27" S 135º 01' 1.19" E
UTM: 53 J 6788067mN 501655mE
Altitude: 149m

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William Creek Road
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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 30/07:30pm CST
Distance from Dog Fence - William Creek Road 28.64km W
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
23.2°C21.4°C31%5.2°C1015.3hPa0.0mmSW4km/hr
2knots
7km/hr
4knots

Closest Climatic Station

Coober Pedy Airport
Distance from Dog Fence - William Creek Road 28.64km W
 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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