The organising committee has put together an exciting two days of tours to accompany the program.

Thursday 14th September

Depart All Seasons 1300
Arrive Cairn Curran 1400
Depart Cairn Curran 1530
Arrive Crusoe 1600
Depart Crusoe 1630
Arrive All Seasons 1650

102km driving, 1:30 hours per google maps

Cairn Curran Reservoir

Cairn Curran Reservoir is located on the Loddon River, about 10 km west of Maldon. Cairn Curran Reservoir was constructed between 1947 and 1956. The storage has a primary spillway, and a secondary spillway situated 2 km south‑west of the main structure that will spill before the embankment is overtopped. A 2 MW hydro-electric power station generates electricity when irrigation and flood releases are being made.

Cairn Curran Reservoir was constructed to supply water for irrigation and domestic and stock use to customers along the Loddon River. Supplements to the Goulburn supply system are available when resources are abundant.

Crusoe Reservoir

Crusoe Reservoir lies in a northeast-facing hollow in the Park, surrounded by low hills on three sides. The site has been extensively altered from its original condition, initially by alluvial gold mining and grazing in the eastern portion and subsequently by the construction of the reservoir. Built in 1859, this reservoir played a very important part of Bendigo’s gold mining history.

Friday 15th September

Site visit overview presentations 0830
Depart All Seasons 0930
Arrive Eppalock 0955
Depart Eppalock 1100
Arrive Lauriston 1200
Lauriston Lunch plus site tour
Depart Lauriston 1330

158km, 2:03 hours driving. 1 hour at Eppalock, 1.5 hours at Lauriston.

Lake Eppalock

Lake Eppalock is located on the Campaspe River, near Bendigo in central Victoria. Lake Eppalock was constructed between 1960 and 1964 to provide irrigation from the Campaspe River, and to supply water to Bendigo. Lake Eppalock supplies irrigation and stock and domestic water to the Campaspe Irrigation district and urban supplies to Bendigo, Heathcote, and more recently Ballarat.

In years of plentiful water resources, water from Lake Eppalock is used to supplement the Waranga Western Channel that supplies customers in the Rochester and Pyramid-Boort irrigation areas.

Lauriston Reservoir

Lauriston Reservoir Dam is a massive headed concrete buttress dam located on the Coliban River near Kyneton in Central Victoria. The dam, which commenced construction in 1938, has a maximum capacity of 19,800ML and supplies water for domestic consumption and irrigation for Kyneton, Bendigo and Castlemaine as part of the Coliban System of Water Works.

Further information on the Coliban System can be founder here: https://coliban.com.au/files/2019-06/CW_JBrady_collated-Web.pdf