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Jack Taylor Weir - St. George, QLD
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tuena
S 28° 02.652 E 148° 34.067
55J E 654095 N 6896909
Quick Description: The Jack Taylor Weir is named after a long serving Labor politician for the Balonne electorate.
Location: Queensland, Australia
Date Posted: 7/16/2015 6:11:21 PM
Waymark Code: WMP7VG
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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Long Description:
The weir provides drinking water for the town of St.George & irrigation water via a series of gravity fed channels. The weir is fitted with 13 vertical lift gates each 8.2 metres wide & 2.1 metres high giving a storage capacity of 10,000 mega litres when full. It is wide enough to accommodate a single lane bridge - the Andrew Nixon Bridge named after a fellow who built the first permanent bridge in St. George in 1890.
Waterway where the dam is located: Balonne River

Main use of the Water Dam: Water Supply (Drinkable)

Material used in the structure: Concrete

Height of Dam: 5.8 metres (19 feet)

Date built: 2/14/1953

Fishing Allowed: yes

Motor Sports Allowed: no

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