Barossa Reservoir - SA

  Water Body,River,Stream,Falls

Position

DEG: -34.65242 138.84801
DMS: 34º 39' 8.71" S 138º 50' 52.83" E
UTM: 54 H 6163395mN 302784mE
Altitude: 230.24m

Description

Place Type

Geography - Water Body,River,Stream,Falls

Location

38.21kms NorthEast of Adelaide - Driving 50.0 km (1 hour 6 mins)
651.92kms NorthWest of Melbourne - Driving 736 km (8 hours 46 mins)

Address & Contact

6A
Williamstown SA 5351
Phone: N/A
Email: N/A
Web: N/A

Information

Community
Schools
Water Quality
The River Murray
Our water & sewerage systems
Sewage Treatment
Water Sources
River sources
Groundwater
Desalination
Recycled Water
Reservoirs
Water Trading Announcement
The Water Cycle
Water Treatment
Our Networks
Environmental commitments
Information for councils
Barossa Reservoir

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The Barossa Reservoir was built between 1899 and 1902 and is now a popular tourist site.

A unique feature of the reservoir is the unusual acoustic phenomenon created by the shape and location of the dam. Sounds and voices travel along the curved length of the dam wall and this has led to it being named the "Whispering Wall".

Capacity: 4515 megalitres.

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

Area of water spread: 62 hectares.

Open to the public? Yes. Access to the dam wall (Whispering Wall), toilets, disability access, car park and picnic areas.

When can I visit? 8.00 am – 5.00 pm (standard time); 8.00 am – 6.00 pm (daylight saving time
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Weather

Closest Weather Station

Mount Crawford at 02/04:00pm CDT
Distance from Barossa Reservoir 10.87km SE
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
18.9°C13.5°C31%1.4°C1016.0hPa0.0mmESE19km/hr
10knots
28km/hr
15knots

Closest Climatic Station

Mount Crawford (Mt Crawford Aws)
Distance from Barossa Reservoir 10.87km SE
 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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