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Sturt River drain at Glenelg North
Title : Sturt River drain at Glenelg North Sturt River drain at Glenelg North
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Creator : Gilbert, Mark ; photographer
Date of creation : 2007
Format : Photograph
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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Description :

View looking south from the Kibby Avenue bridge along the storm water drain of the Sturt River at Glenelg North, with seagulls and water hens taking advantage of water in the drain.

The Glenelg North and Glengowrie stretches of the creek were straightened and concreted during the 1960s to prevent flooding caused by stormwater runoff. Stormwater flooding had become more of a problem in the area due to increased urbanisation.

Coverage year : 2007
Period : 21st century
Region : Adelaide metropolitan area
Further reading :
Council of the S.A. Chapter of the Royal Australian Institute of Architects. The River Sturt: a report, [Adelaide?: The Council, 1969.]
Patawalonga Catchment Water Management Board. Patawalonga catchment water management plan 2002-2007: draft, Adelaide: The Board, 2001
Pfeiffer, P. C. Sturt River channel safety investigation, [Adelaide] : Engineering and Water Supply Dept., 1990?
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
Waterwatch : Kesab website



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