AWMA was engaged by Leed Engineering & Construction to supply over 120 water control devices for the South East Flows Restoration Project.
This $60M project involves the construction of a new flow path to enable the delivery of up to 45GL per year from the Blackford Drain to the Salt Creek outlet and Coorong South Lagoon.
In addition to delivering freshwater into the lower Coorong, the SEFRP also facilitates the supply of environmental water into a number of wetlands along the new flow path.
AWMA’s water control solutions included a new diversion structure on the Blackford Drain featuring automated LayFlat gates and manually operated ULF penstocks.
This regulator is responsible for holding water up in the Blackford Drain and for “pushing” the water toward the Coorong.
Over 120 water control devices including ULF Penstocks, Segmented Stopboards and Non-Return Flap Gates were installed along the length of the channel.
A new regulator and fishway was also installed at Morella Basin which included additional LayFlat gates and ULF Penstocks.