Charles Street Weir, Parramatta NSW
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member 3l diesel
S 33° 48.797 E 151° 00.602
56H E 315815 N 6256766
This weir forms a barrier between the tidal salt/brackish water and fresh water on the Parramatta River.
Waymark Code: WMA8EC
Location: New South Wales, Australia
Date Posted: 12/02/2010
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member lenron
Views: 22

At some time, believed to be 1951, and replacing an earlier structure, the weir at Charles Street was constructed. The Parramatta River was lined with concrete downstream of the Marsden Street Weir somewhat earlier.

The purpose of this weir and channel was most likely to provide for a more aesthetically pleasing environment where otherwise the change in tides would alternately cover and uncover the stream bed at this location.

The writer has been unable to find much history of this weir.

In more recent times, a fishlift has been constructed to enable native bass to travel upriver. The weir also forms a part of a walkway along the lined edges of the river.
Waterway where the dam is located: Parramatta River

Main use of the Water Dam: Other

Material used in the structure: Concrete

Height of Dam: 2.5m

Fishing Allowed: yes

Motor Sports Allowed: no

Date built: Not listed

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