Lock 5 and Weir Renmark - SA

 

Position

DEG: -34.188911 140.7659
DMS: 34º 11' 20.08" S 140º 45' 57.24" E
UTM: 54 H 6216873mN 478429mE
Altitude: 34m

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Population - Place Name

Location

215.16kms East of Adelaide - Driving 255 km (2 hours 56 mins)
552.15kms NorthWest of Melbourne - Driving 676 km (7 hours 4 mins)
775.6kms West of Canberra - Driving 935 km (9 hours 39 mins)

Address & Contact

Lock Road
Paringa SA 5340
Phone: (08) 8595 5114
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 5 at Renmark is 562 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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Renmark Aero
Distance from Lock 5 and Weir Renmark 8.27km W
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C33.632.728.724.520.016.816.218.622.024.828.931.0
Mean Min. °C16.216.212.78.86.44.63.74.56.78.912.514.1
Mean Rain mm18.120.013.716.216.221.920.921.923.727.022.823.3

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