Baroota Reservoir 2007- 2020
19/6/07: Simazine 1.6ug/L (Source of information FoI SA Water)
8/9/15: Metsulfuron Methyl 0.05ug/L
16/11/16: 2,4-D 0.16ug/L
16/11/16: MCPA 0.48ug/L
6/9/17: Dicamba 0.3ug/L
6/9/17: MCPA 0.06ug/L
23/3/20: 2,4-D 0.19ug/L
Additional water for Port Pirie and other northern parts of the Beetaloo distribution system was provided when the five-year project to build the Baroota Reservoir was completed in 1921.
Situated on a creek of the same name to the north-east of Port Germein, the dam also receives water from the Morgan-Whyalla Pipeline.
It took until 1932 before there was enough water in Baroota for the spillway to overflow. In the 1970s a new spillway was constructed.
The Baroota Reservoir lies between the Mount Remarkable National Park and the Telowie Gorge Conservation Park.