Whispering Wall, Adelaide

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    The Whispering Wall

    by dmirebella Written Jun 18, 2004

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    One of the highest dam in Australia, the retaining dam of the Barossa Reservoir, is better known as the "Whispering Wall".

    The water comes from through a tunnel more than two kilometres through the range from a weir on the South Para River.

    The tall thin concrete dam curved against the pressure of the water was radical at the time of construction over a 100 years ago and the parabola effect casuse soundwave bounces so ppl speaking at one end of the dam can be heard as if the person is standing beside you ! The wall is one sector of a perfect circle, and the soundwaves bounce in a series of straight jumps along it to the other end. Hence the nick Whispering Wall

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    The Whispering Wall

    by dmirebella Updated Sep 23, 2004

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    The Whispering Wall - give it a go and be astounded.

    To get there - head towards the Barossa Reservoir Via Yettie Road, Williamstown
    (follow signposts from main street)

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