Hope Valley Reservoir

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Hope Valley Reservoir
Location South Australia
Coordinates 34°51′S 138°41′E / 34.850°S 138.683°E / -34.850; 138.683Coordinates: 34°51′S 138°41′E / 34.850°S 138.683°E / -34.850; 138.683
Lake type reservoir
Basin countries Australia
Surface area 0.52 km2 (0.20 sq mi)
Water volume 2.84 GL (100×10^6 cu ft)

The Hope Valley Reservoir is a 2.84-gigalitre (620-million-imperial- or 750-million-US-gallon) service reservoir in Hope Valley, South Australia, a suburb of Adelaide, South Australia.[1]

When completed in 1873 it was the second reservoir constructed in Adelaide; it is the oldest still in use in South Australia.[2] It covers 52 hectares (128 acres) and is retained behind a 950-metre (3,117 ft) long clay-cored earth wall. Water is transferred from the River Torrens via a tunnel and aqueduct. The river is also used to transfer water from the Kangaroo Creek and Millbrook reservoirs.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Water Storage (Reservoirs)". SA Water. 10 November 2009. Retrieved 12 January 2010. 
  2. ^ Public Works Committee (August 2000). "Hope Valley Reservoir rehabilitation project (final report)". Parliament of South Australia. Retrieved 12 January 2010. [dead link]