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The monument commemorates the opening of the Myponga Reservoir in November 1962.


Address:Reservoir Road, Myponga, 5202
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.399663
Long: 138.417857
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Government
Actual Event Start Date:08-November-1962
Actual Event End Date:08-November-1962


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 8th November, 1961
Front Inscription

This tablet commemorating the opening of Mypong. Reservoir was unveiled by His Excellency Lieutenant-General Sir Edric Bastian K.C.M.G., K.B.E., C.B. Governor of South Australia on 8th November 1962

Left Side Inscription

Myponga Reservoir

The Hon. Sir Thomas Playford G.C.M.G. M.P.  Premier of South Australia

The Hon. G. Pearson M.P. Minister for Works

J. R. Dridan C. M. G. - - Engineer - in - Chief
N. M. Anderson         - - Deputy Engineer - in - Chief
A. M. Campbell          - - Engineer For Water Supply
W. G. J. Bates           - - Engineer For Design
G. G. Poole O. B. E.  - - Engineers for construction
G. E. F. Jacob
F. E. Ellis                    - -  Engineer For Surveys
D. E. Martin               - - Resident Engineers
G. R. A. Skinner
J. R. Wright                - -  Secretary


Right Side Inscription

The Engineering and Water Suppy Department

Myponga Reservoir
Constructed 1958 - 1962

The reservoir and associated works serve an area extending from Yankalilla and Normanville to the Metropolitan Area and from the coastline to  Willunga and McLaren Flat

Reservoir Capacity                          - - 5,905 Million Gallons
Full Supply Level                             - -  700 Feet Above Sea Level
Catchment Area                               - - - 49 Square Miles
Average Annual Rainfall                   - -  30.00 Inches
Length Of Dam At Road Eve            - -  742 feet
Height Of Dam Above Stream Bed   - -  156 feet
Thickness At Base                           - - - 55 feet
Volume Of Concrete                         - - 72,900 Cubic Yards
Trunk Main To Happy Valley Reservoir -  29.5 Miles

Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au