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Cowwarr Weir

Cowwarr Weir is a concrete regulating structure in the Macalister Irrigation District (MID).

It is located on Rainbow Creek which is a breakaway section of the Thomson River near the Cowwarr township in the West of the Wellington Shire, and which now forms the main course of the river through its length.

The Weir was constructed in 1957 to divert water for irrigation, domestic and stock supplies in the southern section of the MID.

Flow is controlled by three vertical lift gates 6.5 metres high by 6.5 metres wide automatically controlled to keep a constant pool level upstream. Attached to the weir is an off-take into the Cowwarr Channel, consisting of a 3,000 mm nominal diameter conduit controlled by two 1.5 m x 3.0 m vertical lift gates.

A smaller off-take enables water to be supplied to Gippsland Water for domestic use in the district. on-water recreation is not permitted.

The weir foreshore is a very popular recreation area for day trippers from the Latrobe Valley and local Gippsland townships.Toilets, Picnic Facilities provided

Southern Rural Water Tel:03 5148 2605

Web:www.srw.com.au

Features:The weir foreshore is a very popular recreation area for trippers from the Latrobe Valley and local townships.Toilets and picnic facilities are onsite.

Address

  • Street: Weir Road
  • City: Cowwarr
  • Postcode: 3857
  • State: Victoria

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