Wyndham History

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This weir is used for the control of irrigation to the Werribee agricultural area, and is also used as a major control in times of flood. When the water level raises to one metre in the Lederderg Gorge water is released from the Melton Reservoir to…
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Exford Weir is now commonly referred to as Melton Reservoir.

This photo shows kids fishing below the weir - a very popular past time.
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In the middle of this photo you can make out the severe damage caused to the Melton Reservoir by major flooding in 1983.
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The white building on the weir wall is the manual control point for flood gates. From this point you are looking downstream towards Werribee.
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This photograph was taken on the approach to the Melton Reservoir. The white stripe across roadside is the remnant of an ancient river bed that once flowed into the Werribee River. It is made up of small pebbles. This same river bed can be viewed…
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Cobbledicks Ford is a very popular recreational fishing point. This photo shows a higher than normal water level after water has been released from Melton Reservoir to fill the Werrribee Weir. Water remains at this level for about two hours after the…
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The irrigation system comprises a diversion weir, channel, water tower and office building.

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