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Water: other waterways

Although the Murray is South Australia's most important river other waterways have also played a vital role in the State's development. Since 1836 there have major changes to some, such as changing of the course, flood mitigation programs and damming. Some watercourses have changed so much that at some sections of their course they seem more drain than river or creek.

The water resources of South Australia must be managed to ensure that the resources are sustainable for both current and future use. In doing so, we must protect the ecosystems (including their biodiversity) that depend on these water resources. Water is used for a variety of purposes including domestic water supply, irrigation, industrial use, mining, tourism and sustaining ecosystems.

Water resources management must balance the needs of all water users. Primary production and industry support vibrant and productive communities that contribute significantly to national, State and regional economies. Healthy, sustainable and well-managed water resources are essential to the future viability and reliability of these communities and industries.

Department of Water, Land and Biodiversity Conservation Water Resource Management website

Brownhill Creek at Burnside
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Bundaleer waterworks
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Corroberribera
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Glenelg weir
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Government House and the River Torrens
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Millbrook Reservoir
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Millbrook Reservoir
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Onkaparinga River
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Onkaparinga River
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Onkaparinga River mouth
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Pekina reservoir before work was begun
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Pekina reservoir completed
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