Bundaleer Reservoir Reserve

Bundaleer Reservoir Reserve

If you’re visiting Bundaleer Reservoir Reserve this Friday 12 March, please be aware of a prescribed burn being conducted in the northern part of the site, with the support of National Parks and Wildlife Service SA. The primary objective of this burn is to manage weeds, but it will also assist in reducing fuel loads to mitigate the risk of bushfire.

As the burn will be away from areas accessible to the public, the reserve will remain open during this time, but make sure to follow all on-site signage and the direction of crews.

Some smoke and fire activity may remain visible in the area for several days. Specialised crews will patrol the burn site over this period.

Go to reservoirs.sa.gov.au for details on activities available at various reservoir reserves around South Australia, and environment.sa.gov.au for more information on prescribed burns in South Australia.

Near the township of Spalding in the southern Flinders Ranges, Bundaleer Reservoir Reserve is currently stocked with golden perch, silver perch, Murray cod and rainbow trout and brown trout. With a fishing permit, you can drop a line in the from the shoreline in the fishing zone, or from a kayak or canoe. Bundaleer reservoir was built between 1898 and 1903 to supplement supplies from Beetaloo Reservoir and supplies water to Snowtown, Redhill, Brinkworth, Narridy, Blyth and Port Wakefield.

Today, Bundaleer reservoir is offline facility only, no longer supplying drinking water. Its maintained only as an emergency water source in the unlikely event of a major failure of the Morgan-Whyalla pipeline.

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

Capacity: 6.37 gigalitres (that would fill more than 3,000 Olympic swimming pools)

Public access: Yes

Car park: Yes

Walking/running: Yes

Picnicking: Yes

Cycling: Yes

Fishing: Yes

Kayaking/canoeing: Yes

Wildlife/birdwatching: Yes

The Reservoir Reserves South Australia website has maps and ideas of how to enjoy Bundaleer Reservoir Reserve.

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  • Polkinghorns Rd
  • Arthurton
  • 18/06/2020
  • Water Supply On
  • 18/06/2020 03:05 PM - We are attending to an incident in Arthurton with no interruption to the water supply. The safety of our crews and customers comes first, and we always aim to minimise inconvenience by restoring services as quickly as we can. Reference Number WO: 07505663.
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  • Spruance Rd
  • Elizabeth East
  • 11/06/2021
  • Temporary Supply Interruption
  • Estimated start time and water supply off: 15/06/2021 09:00 AM
    Estimated restore time and water supply back on: 15/06/2021 04:00 PM

    We’re improving your services and undertaking maintenance work in Elizabeth East. 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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