Adelaide's River Torrens is not a fast flowing river. Water is dammed at various points along the river to create lakes and wetlands; the Torrens' Lake in the City being a prime example.
Further downstream the river is almost dry for much of the year, but recent work has been done to develop a series of wetlands like this one upstream from Henley Beach Road.
Now work is being done downstream from there to create another. This is the second stage of the Breakout Creek Wetland project.
This construction stage includes the excavation of 60,000 cubic metres of material to shape the wetlands and the builing of two concrete weirs. Over the next two years the wetands will come alive with the planting of 60,000 local native plants.
Viewing platforms, jetties and boardwalks will be built to provide opportunies for fishing and bird watching.
A brochure on the project can be downloaded here.
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