South Para Reservoir - SA

  Water Catchment Reserves

Position

DEG: -34.700691 138.923996
DMS: 34º 42' 2.49" S 138º 55' 26.39" E
UTM: 54 H 6158187mN 309859mE
Altitude: 384m

Description

Address & Contact

Warren Rd
Williamstown SA 5351
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Information

The South Para Reservoir is the newest and largest of the reservoirs in the South Para System. It was built to supply rapidly growing urban and industrial areas.

Construction began in 1949 but wasn't completed until 1958 because of the huge demand on funds and resources post the Second World War. One of the key projects that caused the delay was the Mannum to Adelaide Pipeline.

South Para is the second largest reservoir in South Australia. Because of its size and location in the catchment area, the reservoir fills infrequently.

Capacity: 45,330 megalitres.

If this reservoir supplied the whole state, how long would this last? About 77 days.

Area of water spread: 400 hectares.
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Weather

Closest Weather Station

Mount Crawford at 14/05:30am CST
Distance from South Para Reservoir 2.75km S
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
7.7°C3.6°C100%7.7°C1009.2hPa3.0mmNW19km/hr
10knots
28km/hr
15knots

Closest Climatic Station

Mount Crawford (Mt Crawford Aws)
Distance from South Para Reservoir 2.75km S
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C27.527.123.119.114.811.610.912.415.117.722.324.3
Mean Min. °C13.914.212.010.48.56.45.86.17.28.310.812.0
Mean Rain mm21.222.831.543.365.884.890.784.873.049.133.634.3

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