Tareelaroi Weir

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Tareelaroi Weir
Tareelaroi Weir is located in New South Wales
Tareelaroi Weir
Location of the Tareelaroi Weir
in New South Wales
Country Australia
Location North West Slopes, New South Wales
Coordinates 29°26′46″S 150°01′53″E / 29.44611°S 150.03139°E / -29.44611; 150.03139Coordinates: 29°26′46″S 150°01′53″E / 29.44611°S 150.03139°E / -29.44611; 150.03139
Purpose Flood control
Status Operational
Owner(s) State Water Corporation
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Weir
Impounds Gwydir River
Total capacity 2,500 ML (88×10^6 cu ft)

The Tareelaroi Weir is a weir across the Gwydir River, located in the North West Slopes region of New South Wales, Australia. The principal purpose of the weir is to mitigate the flow of water, especially in times of peak flows. The impounded reservoir is also called the Tareelaroi Weir.

Location and features[edit]

The Tareelaroi Weir is located 20 kilometres (12 mi) east of the town of Moree, and around 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) west of the village of Pallamallawa. The siting of the weir is downriver from the confluence of the Gwydir and Mehi Rivers. In times of major flooding, Tareelaroi Weir can be rendered useless as floodwater simply flows around it on the surrounding floodplain.[1]

When full, Tareelaroi Weir reservoir holds 2,500 megalitres (88×10^6 cu ft) of water.

Tareelaroi Weir is owned by the State Water Corporation of New South Wales. The reservoir is used for fishing and water-skiing; and is a popular picnic and barbecue location.[2]