The Gawler River floods and Wingate Basin fills to the brim

1th October 2016 | John Gransbury

The Gawler River doesn't break out of its banks very often, but when it does it damages many homes and businesses. It flooded over its banks early this morning, and water cascaded into Wingate Basin. The basin was already full because we have been harvesting from the river since first commissioning pump station 1 on 7/07/2016. Full is normally about 1m from the rim, but the floods have filled it higher again - which is no surprise given the basin is a hole in the flood plain. Some very minor damage occured to the fence and terrestial plantings, but the new infrastructure held up very well and performed exactly as predicted.


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