Lake Argyle

Lake Argyle Road: Bushfire alert

A bushfire is burning near Lake Argyle Road and Victoria Highway.

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Sunday, July 20th, 2014 Environment, Kununurra Comments Off

Lake Argyle: 200,000 barramundi released

Breeders have released 200,000 more barramundi fingerlings at Lake Argyle.

Courtesy aquaponics.com.au

Courtesy aquaponics.com.au

They are bred in Broome from Ord River stock.

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Thursday, May 15th, 2014 Derby, Environment Comments Off

Kununurra: Woman dies in accident

A woman died after her car rolled near Lake Argyle yesterday.

Police say the vehicle aquaplaned after hitting water lying on Victoria Highway.

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Perthnow has a slightly different and more detailed version of events.

According to PerthNow, the car aquaplaned and hit a tree.

The woman, an elderly Victorian tourist, died in hospital.

Her husband was also injured in the crash.

The water on the road had come from Tropical Cyclone Christine.

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Wednesday, January 1st, 2014 Kununurra, Police and courts Comments Off

Lake Argyle: Shire approves barramundi farm

Wyndham-East Kimberley shire has approved a new barramundi farm, to be built at Lake Argyle.

Barramundi

Barramundi

It is conditional on all works being demolished and taken away if the business closes down.

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Thursday, November 21st, 2013 Business and finance, Local Government Comments Off

Lake Argyle: Plan to increase dam capacity

Plans are afoot to increase Lake Argyle’s capacity by 10 “Syd-Harbours”.

The Ord-East Kimberley Expansion Project aims to achieve this by increasing the Spillway Creek barrier’s height.

Kimberley Echo [read this story]

The plan is expected to cost $80million, to make 100,000 ha of new farmland possible.

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Monday, September 2nd, 2013 Business and finance Comments Off

Lake Argyle: Weed control program

The Ord Land and Water group has been attacking about 1,000 hectares of rubber vine at Lake Argyle.

The groups has also been working to eradicate weeds around Lake Kununurra.

Rangelands NRM [read this story]

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Saturday, July 27th, 2013 Environment Comments Off

Lake Argyle: First barramundi release

Kimberley Training Institute is releasing the first of its artificially raised barramuni at Lake Argyle this week.

Courtesy aquaponics.com.au

Courtesy aquaponics.com.au

The fish have been raised in tanks at the Broome campus.

More will be released later this year.

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Thursday, January 24th, 2013 Broome, Environment, 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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