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River Torrens in flood at Hindmarsh
Title : River Torrens in flood at Hindmarsh River Torrens in flood at Hindmarsh
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Date of creation : 1923
Format : Photograph
Dimensions : 75 x 95 mm
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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Description :

The River Torrens in flood at the Hindmarsh Bridge in 1923. Between 1918 and 1930 there had not been a single year when a flooding event did not occur. Still governments couldn't agree on how to fund a coordinated flood mitigation scheme.

However in September 1931 there was a major flood and this was followed by another serious flood in 1933. These events were the catalyst for the decision to to build an outlet for the river south of Henley Beach.

Coverage year : 1923
Region : Adelaide metropolitan area
Further reading :
Smith, Derek L., Twidale C. R. An historical account of flooding and related events in the Torrens River system from first settlement to 1986,[Adelaide] : Engineering and Water Supply Dept., 1987-1989
Floods in South Australia, 1836-2005 / David McCarthy, Tony Rogers, Keith Casperson. [Kent Town, S. Aust.] : Bureau of Meterology, [South Australian Regional Office], 2006
Internet links :
Rivers and catchments : Department of Water, Land and Biodiversity Conservation website
Impacts of urbanisation on streams and coastal waters : Environmental Protection Authority website
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