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Middle River Reservoir
Location Middle River, South Australia
Coordinates 35°43′08″S 137°05′46″E / 35.719°S 137.096°E / -35.719; 137.096Coordinates: 35°43′08″S 137°05′46″E / 35.719°S 137.096°E / -35.719; 137.096
Opening date 1968
Reservoir
Total capacity 540 Ml
Catchment area Middle River
Surface area 11 hectares (27 acres)

The Middle River Reservoir is located on the north of Kangaroo Island in South Australia. It is situated on the Middle River and has a catchment of approximately 101 square kilometres (39 sq mi).

Construction of Middle River Reservoir was started in response to a doubling of the population on Kangaroo Island following the Second World War. The reservoir supplies water to Kingscote, Brownlow KI and Parndana.

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