Baroota Reservoir

Baroota Reservoir

Completed in 1921, the Baroota Reservoir was built to supply additional water to Port Pirie and other northern parts of the Beetaloo distribution system. The dam is on Baroota Creek to the north-east of Port Germein.

Although wet weather delayed construction of the reservoir for several months at a time, following completion of the work, there were actually several dry years. It wasn't until 1932 that Baroota held enough water for the spillway to overflow.

Capacity: 6.14 gigalitres (one gigalitre is one billion litres), that will fill about 3,000 Olympic swimming pools

Public access: No

We currently don't monitor this reservoir's volume.

  • Major faults

  • Reported

  • Alexander St
  • Elizabeth Park
  • 19/01/2020
  • Water Supply Interrupted
  • Last Updated: 19/01/2020 01:34 PM - We are on site in Elizabeth Park and the nearby water supply may be unavailable until 19/01/2020 07:55 PM. Sometimes our crews need to temporarily interrupt the water supply to our customers and/or manage traffic while they are working. We always aim to minimise inconvenience by restoring supply as safely and quickly as we can. Reference Number WO: 07304105.
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  • Scheduled works

  • Underway
  • Allen Dr
  • Para Hills
  • 19/01/2020
  • Temporary Supply Interruption
  • Estimated start time and water supply off: 21/01/2020 09:00 AM
    Estimated restore time and water supply back on: 21/01/2020 05:00 PM

    We’re improving your services and undertaking maintenance work in Para Hills. Sometimes our crews need to temporarily interrupt the water supply to our customers and/or manage traffic while they are working. Temporary traffic management may remain in place until reinstatement of the impacted road is complete. We always aim to minimise inconvenience by restoring services as safely and quickly as we can.


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