Wyndham History

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The irrigation system comprises a diversion weir, channel, water tower and office building.
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This photo was taken just below the Werribee Weir. The River Red Gums provide habitat for birds and possums. Some live up to 400 years old. Major holes in these trees take up to 160 years to form a significant habitat for native animals.
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The Werribee River with with water flowing across the weir wall. Underneath this weir wall is the first weir wall built by the Chaffey brothers.
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The Werribee River Weir is used to provide water to irrigate the market gardens at Werribee South. The history of this weir starts with the Chaffey brothers in the late 1880s.  The Chaffey brothers built the first pump that provided water to Werribee…
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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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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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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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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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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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The diversion weir was used for early irrigation purposes within the Werribee Gorge. The boulders to the left of this photograph clearly show the different mud tillits that make up the formation of these rocks. These boulders would weigh in around…

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