Kangaroo Creek Reservoir

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Kangaroo Creek Reservoir
Kangaroo Creek Spillway (2005-11-09).jpg
Reservoir spillway overflowing in November 2005
Location South Australia
Coordinates 34°52′S 138°46′E / 34.867°S 138.767°E / -34.867; 138.767Coordinates: 34°52′S 138°46′E / 34.867°S 138.767°E / -34.867; 138.767
Type reservoir
Primary inflows River Torrens, Kangaroo Creek
Basin countries Australia
Surface area 1.03 km2 (0.40 sq mi)
Water volume 19,160 megalitres (15,530 acre·ft)

Kangaroo Creek Reservoir is a 19,160 megalitre artificial water storage reservoir in the Adelaide Hills, South Australia. It was built from 1966 to 1969, by damming the River Torrens west of Cudlee Creek. The stored water is used to maintain the Hope Valley Reservoir's level via discharge through the Torrens. Water is held back by a 131 metres (430 ft) long, 65 m (213 ft) high concrete clad, rock filled dam wall.[1]

It is named after Kangaroo Creek, a tributary of the Torrens with a 18 km2 (7 sq mi) drainage basin, which enters the reservoir on its southern side.[2]


  1. ^ "Kangaroo Creek Reservoir". SA Water. Retrieved 2012-08-02. 
  2. ^ "Middle Torrens Catchments: Natural Resources Management Plan" (PDF). Torrens Catchment Water Management Board. April 2001. Retrieved 2008-09-02.