Pike Floodplain update (May 2019)

It has been a busy six months with lots happening on and around the Pike Floodplain.

Work has been progressing smoothly with construction of the main regulators at Pike River and Tanyaca. It is anticipated the regulators will be completed in late November 2019, with several smaller structures expected to be finished in the coming months. For a map of the Pike Floodplain and the planned work click here

Above: A bird’s eye view of how the structures are progressing April 2019

Work to prevent approximately 80 tonnes of salt that enters the Pike Floodplain daily has been carried out. The groundwater management scheme (which includes installation of bores) flushes the saline groundwater away from the Pike Floodplain to Noora Basin. Phase one which included installation of pipes and groundwater bores along Stanitzki Road and the Sturt Highway, was completed in March 2019.

The second phase of installation is expected to commence later this year, continuing into 2020 and will connect Paringa with the Pike Floodplain.

The project team toured with members of the First Peoples working group, to share information about the work and future plans for the Pike Floodplain.

Two successful twilight tours for more than 125 community members was held last month with participants able to view construction works and listen to up to date information from various project experts. The tours were very popular and booked out quickly.

Tour group April-May 2019 Construction team having discussion
Above: Keen community members listening to the Pike Project team on key information regarding the progression of the Tanyaca regulator Above: Salinity Management project manager discussing key topics with a group of members from the First Peoples on the Pike floodplain tour

For more information please contact Engagement Officer Ellee Eleftheriadis on 8595 2148 or ellee.eleftheriadis2@sa.gov.au

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