Melbourne Daily Photo
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Sunday, 17 January 2010
Scenic Sunday - Sugarloaf Reservoir
The reservoir was completed in 1981 and holds a total capacity of 96 GL and is an integral component of Melbourne's domestic water supply. As you can see, the water level is quite low - we've been in drought for the past 15 years and last year (May) it had only 13.261 GL - only 13.8% full.
Unlike many other Reservoirs, which draw their water directly from protected forested catchments, Sugarloaf is fed by the Maroondah Aqueduct and the Yarra River. Upon leaving the Reservoir, water is thoroughly treated at the Winneke Water Treatment Plant to World Health Organisation Guidelines, before reaching Melbourne's domestic water supply.
Today's quote: Water is life's mater and matrix, mother and medium. There is no life without water - Albert Szent-Gyorgyi.
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