White Swan Reservoir
From Ballarat and District Industrial Heritage Project
Origin of the name
The White Swan Reservoir opens in 1952, doubling Ballarat's available water supply.
A.E. Stohr was in charge of the White Swan Reservoir Project. He said of the project:
- Probably the most important of my duties has been the planning, investigation, design and construction, by day labour methods, of this project, which involved the moving of approximately two million cubic yards of earth and rock fill materials for the construction of the two embankments and the removal of overburden from the borrow pits and the base of the dams. Approximately 7,500 cubic yards of concrete were placed in the valve tower, outlet conduit, cut-off wall and inlet channel etc., and the project, which more than doubled the available water storage capacity was completed in November, 1951 at a cost of approximately 1,300,00 pounds.
Geography and climate
- ↑ The Courier, Celebrating the Century, 2000.
- ↑ A.E. Stohr biographical file in the Federation University Historical Collection.