Australia: Patawalonga Dredging Program to Last Six Months

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.

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Dredging Today Staff, June 20, 2013

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