Lakes & Rivers

Water management - the lakes, rivers, creeks, channels, reservoirs and dams of the region
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The flume bridge. The flume carried waste water to market gardens. Warracknabeal, c1900.

The flume bridge. The flume carried waste water to market gardens. There is a man leaning against a gum tree beside the flume.

Lake Lonsdale, a group of men in bathing costume and forming a pyramid, c1930.

Lake Lonsdale, a group of men in bathing costume and forming a pyramid,

Lake Fyans constructed in 1914-16 on the site of Black. Swamp. Situated southwest of Stawell near Pomonal it is fed by Stony and Fyans Creeks, and is a water reservoir for Stawell, Great Western & Ararat.

Lake Fyans constructed in 1914-16 on the site of Black. Swamp. Situated southwest of Stawell near Pomonal it is fed by Stony and Fyans Creeks, and is a water reservoir for Stawell, Great Western & Ararat.

Wimmera River near Weir Park in Horsham

Wimmera River near Weir Park in Horsham

Wimmera River Rail Bridge at Quantong. The timber trestle rail bridge was built in 1887 and originally had 87 spans. This section of the Carpolac line was closed in 1986. Victorian Heritage Council B6910.

Wimmera River Rail Bridge at Quantong. The timber trestle rail bridge was built in 1887 and originally had 87 spans. This section of the Carpolac line was closed in 1986. Victorian Heritage Council B6910.

Cockatoo Swamp, east of Miram and west of Diapur.

Super Metal Cockatoo Just Wants to Headbang, Man

Walkers Lake, Avon Plains.

Walkers Lake, Avon Plains.

High levels in the Wimmera River, c1920-1954. Photo: SLV.

High levels in the Wimmera River, Photo: SLV.

Red Gum Swamp on the Polkemmet Road

Red Gum Swamp on the Polkemmet Road

Pink Lake at Lochiel, on the Western Highway near Dimboola. The pink tinge of the water comes from the beta carotene pigment secreted by microscopic algae. The intensity of the pink varies with the amount of water in the lake. More light is reflected from the white crystallised salt reducing the impact of the pink when drier. A rest stop beside the highway overlooks the lake. The salt was commercially harvested from the 1860s. ‘Pink Lake Salt’ is commercially available.

Pink Lake at Lochiel, on the Western Highway near Dimboola. The pink tinge of the water comes from the beta carotene pigment secreted by microscopic algae. The intensity of the pink varies with the amount of water in the lake. More light is reflected from the white crystallised salt reducing the impact of the pink when drier. A rest stop beside the highway overlooks the lake. The salt was commercially harvested from the 1860s. ‘Pink Lake Salt’ is commercially available.

The Donald water tower under construction in 1887. There is scaffolding around the tower and workmen are laying bricks at an upper level. The tower was demolished in 1918 and site became the ladies croquet green.

The Donald water tower under construction in There is scaffolding around the tower and workmen are laying bricks at an upper level. The tower was demolished in 1918 and site became the ladies croquet green.

Building Rocklands Reservoir

Building Rocklands Reservoir

Two bridges on Outlet Creek. The old bridge, in the foreground, is at water level and carries a motor car. The new bridge, in the background, Lake Hindmarsh, 1920.

Two bridges on outlet creek. The old bridge, in the foreground, is at water level and carries a motor car. The new bridge, in the background, is built higher on piers.

Boring for water, Hopetoun, Victoria, Feb 1927 - Museum Victoria

Negative - Boring for water, Hopetoun, Victoria, Feb 1927

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