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Sunday, April 24, 2011

Maroondah Aqueduct - Kangaroo Ground

These pictures were taken on Good Friday, April 22 2011.

They show the Memorial Tower at Kangaraoo Ground, 30 km NE of Melbourne, views from the Tower, panoramas from the Yarra Glen-Eltham Rd, and some images of the former disused Maroondah open channel Aqueduct, at the nearby heritage bridge on Nicholas Lane.

The Aqueduct was commissioned on 1891, and carried water from the original Maroondah Weir in the Watt's River Valley, east of Healesville.

This early weir was ultimately submerged beneath the big Maroondah Reservoir in 1927.

The Aqueduct consisted of 41 km of open-channel concrete, and 25 km of tunnels, pipes, and syphons, taking water to the Preston storage reservoir, 61 km distant.

This section of the aqueduct which I visited is a surviving part of the open channel structure - public access is not permitted by Melbourne Water.

See all of my Photos of this trip!

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