Since the thread has been bumped anyway no harm in replying to an old post like this.[Shuz] wrote: ↑Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:59 pmA bit off topic, but what would be awesome is if a diversion tunnel river channel thingy was built from tuhe King William Street Bridge to just below the Torrens Weir to allow for natural flow of the river and then convert the two Torrens river / lake segments into what would basically be massive recreational pools that people could swim in and utlize.
Something like this: https://www.google.com.au/amp/twistedsi ... l-mar/amp/
That's 8 hectares in size. The two lakes are about 10 hectares (5 each). Would be a cool title to have - worlds largest swimming and recreational pool. Be a tourism drawcard and our weather is perfect for it.
I would be very much against this idea. Segmenting off part of the lake, or building a City Beach style environment on the riverbank to the west of the Morphett Street bridge would be much better.
If you turn the existing Torrens Lake into a swimming lake you would require water treatment that would be devastating to the plant and bird life that exists alongside it.