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Mount Bold Reservoir

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Published August 4th 2015
A historic site full of water
Located on Mount Bold Road, near Kangarilla in the southern suburbs, this dam is not only an important water supply to Happy Valley and the Mount Lofty Ranges, it is also South Australia's largest reservoir, and a pretty impressive one!
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View from car park.

Built between 1932 and 1938 on the Onkaparinga River System, this 46,180 mega litre dam diverts water to Happy Valley, Mount Lofty Ranges and even Adelaide. It also supplied electricity from 1938 to 1961 through a small hydro electric system.
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Hanging bridge to walk on.

Visiting this site is an educational experience for children and adults. You can see the entire dam from above or take a small downhill hike and appreciate the immense structure from the hanging bridge. Helpful information signs have been placed around to show you how the pumping system works and where our water comes from.
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Historical information.

Mount Bold Reservoir hosts a great amount of flora and fauna. If you are a bird enthusiast this is a great place to spot several native species as well as some furry kangaroos.
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Superb Fairy Wren.

The reservoir is open to the public daily 9am to 4pm. It is free of charge and a great experience if you enjoy nature, large structures or water!
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Open daily and free of charge!
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Why? Learn where water comes from.
When: Anyday, 9am to 4pm
Where: Mount Bold Road.
Cost: Free!
Your Comment
To see the dam wall overflowing after heavy rains is a sight to behold!
by noelp (score: 3|1199) 2030 days ago
Loved it , was there 3 weeks ago, noticed the blue wrens ourselves. Pity not more of it is open to the public.
by Paul (score: 1|21) 2033 days ago
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