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Glenelg weir
Title : Glenelg weir Glenelg weir
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Creator : Woolley, Toby, photographer
Source : B 70334/21
Date of creation : 1998
Format : Photograph
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Description :

The weir and lock on the Patawalonga at Glenelg. The weir was built in 1960 to control tidal flooding and to create a recreational lake. Up until then stormwater flowed directly into the Gulf at the mouth of 'The Pat' which was a coastal estuary, subject to the ebb and flow of tidal movements.

Upstream from the lock there is an extensive marina, and adjacent to Anderson Avenue a kayaking club has its headquarters. These in part fulfil the aims of recreational use of the Patawalonga. Pelicans frequent the area.

Period : 1980-2000
Place : Glenelg
Region : Adelaide metropolitan area
Further reading :
Patawalonga Catchment Water Management Board. Patawalonga catchment water management plan 2002-2007 : draft, Adelaide: The Board, 2001
Internet links :
Patawalonga Lake System : Department of Water, Land and Biodiversity Conservation website
Rivers and catchments : Department of Water, Land and Biodiversity Conservation website
Impacts of urbanisation on streams and coastal waters : Environmental Protection Authority website
Waterwatch : KESAB website



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