Diversion dam

Lake Kununurra: Dead fish found

Residents say they found large numbers of dead fish at Lake Kununurra earlier this month.

The Water Corporation had lowered the lake’s level by 55 per cent to carry out annual maintenance and repair work.

Work finished a day ahead of schedule, and the lake was full again last Monday.

Kimberley Echo [read this story]

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Monday, March 31st, 2014 Environment, Kununurra Comments Off

Kununurra: Safety warning for diversion dam

The Water Corporation is warning people to avoid the diversion dam’s restricted areas.

“The banks of the Ord River are particularly dangerous, with water being released from the gates creating turbulent and strong currents, which could cause serious injury or even death,” spokesman David Hawkins said.

“During recent months several large saltwater crocodiles have also been sighted near the rock bar, at the base of the dam wall.”

You can read his media release here:

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Saturday, January 26th, 2013 Government, Kununurra Comments Off

Kununurra: Lake to be lowered 2 metres

Lake Kununurra may be lowered more than two metres this wet season, for up to two weeks.

The Water Corporation will be performing maintenance works on the Diversion Dam.

Anyone needing to know when the Lake will be lowered is encouraged to contact the Water Corporation.

You can read a media release here:

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Tuesday, January 8th, 2013 Government, Kununurra Comments Off

Diversion dam: Saltwater croc sighting

Courtesy DEC

Courtesy DEC

A two-metre saltwater crocodile has been reported below Lake Argyle main dam.

DEC is attempting to trap the animal and remove it.

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Thursday, October 25th, 2012 Environment Comments Off
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