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River Torrens weir floodwaters
Title : River Torrens weir floodwaters River Torrens weir floodwaters
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Date of creation : ca. 1922
Format : Photograph
Dimensions : 105 x 150 mm
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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Description :

Floodwaters pouring over the River Torrens weir before the sluice gates were built. Between 1918 and 1930 there had not been a single year when a flooding event did not occur. A locomotive can be seen in the background.

Period : 1919-1927
Region : Adelaide city
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
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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