Cairn Curran Reservoir

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Cairn Curran Reservoir
Location Loddon River in Victoria[1]
Coordinates 37°3′S 143°59′E / 37.050°S 143.983°E / -37.050; 143.983Coordinates: 37°3′S 143°59′E / 37.050°S 143.983°E / -37.050; 143.983
Catchment area 1,593 km2 (615 sq mi)
Basin countries Australia
Max. length 656 m (2,152 ft)
Average depth 20 metres (66 ft)

Cairn Curran reservoir is situated along the Loddon River near the townships of Baringhup, Newstead and Welshmans Reef in Victoria, Australia. Constructed between 1947 and 1956.[2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10]

Primarily an irrigation reservoir it is home to an active yacht club[11] and is a popular freshwater fishing and water skiing destination.[12] Cairn Curran reservoir is one of a chain of reservoirs along the Loddon River which also includes the Newlyn, Hepburns, Tullaroop, and Laanecoorie Reservoirs.

A 2 MW hydroelectric power station generates electricity when irrigation and flood releases are being made.[13][14]

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  1. ^ 2006-11-23 Goulb Camp Lodd Env Flow Delivery Constraints Study-Appendices, Page 183, F6 Cairn Curran Reservoir
  2. ^ "LODDON VALLEY RESERVOIR TO BE PROVIDED". Riverine Herald (21,005). New South Wales, Australia. 3 May 1945. p. 3. Retrieved 4 March 2017 – via National Library of Australia. 
  3. ^ "LODDON WATER STORAGE". The Argus (Melbourne) (30,537). Victoria, Australia. 12 July 1944. p. 3. Retrieved 4 March 2017 – via National Library of Australia. 
  4. ^ "WATER SUPPLY PROJECTS: Victorian Schemes in Hand". The Australian Worker. 55, (8). New South Wales, Australia. 20 February 1946. p. 4. Retrieved 4 March 2017 – via National Library of Australia. , ...Later this year, said Mr. Galvin, the Cairn Curran reservoir, of 120,000 acre feet on the Loddon River, would be begun...
  5. ^ "WORK STARTED AT DAM SITE: Construction Camp Begun". The Age (28,542). Victoria, Australia. 16 October 1946. p. 5. Retrieved 4 March 2017 – via National Library of Australia. 
  6. ^ "RESERVOIR AT CAIRN CURRAN: Construction Ceremony". The Age (28807). Victoria, Australia. 23 August 1947. p. 16. Retrieved 4 March 2017 – via National Library of Australia. , ...official ceremony,. to be performed by the Minister, for Water Supply(Mr. L. W. Galvin), at Baringhup on Thursday: 4 September...
  7. ^ "Work begins on £1¼m reservoir". The Argus (Melbourne) (31,516). Victoria, Australia. 4 September 1947. p. 3. Retrieved 4 March 2017 – via National Library of Australia. 
  8. ^ "£32½m water projects to be completed". The Argus (Melbourne). Victoria, Australia. 20 March 1956. p. 5. Retrieved 4 March 2017 – via National Library of Australia. , ...Mr. Bolte will open the Cairn Curran reservoir on 27 April,..
  9. ^ "Reservoir to open Friday". The Argus (Melbourne). Victoria, Australia. 24 April 1956. p. 10. Retrieved 4 March 2017 – via National Library of Australia. 
  10. ^ Bitterness as a ghost house emerges from the mud, 24 February 2003, theage.com.au, ..Even the decision to use the property's name, Cairn Curran, for the reservoir was something of an insult...
  11. ^ Cairn Curran Sailing Club CCSC
  12. ^ A quick guide to Cairn Curran, By Marcel Krieger, First Published: July 2014, Fishing Monthly Magazines
  13. ^ Cairn Curran Power Station, ...The Cairn Curran Scheme is a 2 MW irrigation-based power station built in 1960 at the Cairn Curran Reservoir on the Loddon River, near Castlemaine, Victoria..., Hydroelectric Power, AGL
  14. ^ Cairn Curran Reservoir, Goulburn-Murray Water, retrieved 3 March 2011 

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