This river divides my hometown, Horsham, Victotia, Australia.
Water from the Wimmera River and its tributaries has been regulated since the 1840s. Nine weirs have been constructed along the main channel of the Wimmera River of which six are still in place. These provide important fishing areas. The new Wimmera Mallee Pipeline has replaced the open channel network which will result in a savings of 103,000 ML/year. Four main pipes, originating from the Grampian storages, will take water to towns and localities within an area of 60,000 square kilometres. This provides increased environmental flows in four river systems but may reduce inflows into a number of lakes no longer required for operation of the new system.
*Canon “IXY” 25 IS Digital Camera
1/200, 6.2mm, F/8, ISO 80