Australia: Patawalonga Dredging Program to Last Six Months
The Patawalonga dredging program will commence later this year and will last about six months, according to abc.net.au.
This sediment removal work, worth $5.7 million, would help alleviate any flood risk for residents in the Glenelg area, stated Water Minister Ian Hunter.
A decade ago when a weir gate failed to open overnight, there was flooding of several streets, affecting up to 200 properties.
The Patawalonga River is a short river that was, before European settlement, a tidal estuary. The river is serviced by a 210 km2 catchment that exists in metropolitan Adelaide, with its mouth at the suburb of Glenelg.
Dredging Today Staff, June 20, 2013