Water

Kununurra: Minister inspects water supply repairs

Water minister Mia Davies says Lakeside’s water supply has been restored in less than 24 hours.

She said workers toiled in difficult conditions to restore water main, which had been damaged in the weekend floods.

Ms Davies visited Kununurra to inspect conditions.

You can read her media release here:

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Tuesday, February 11th, 2014 Environment, Government, Kununurra Comments Off

Wyndham and Kununurra: Flood update

About 1500 people are without drinking water at Kununurra’s Lakeside subdivision due to flood damage.

DFESDFES says the service should be restored later today, and urges people in Wyndham and Kununurra to continue to take action for moderate flooding.

You can read the latest alert here:

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Saturday, February 8th, 2014 Environment, Wyndham Comments Off

Science to forecast river flows

A scientist has been working on an improved method of forecasting river flow.

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Friday, January 24th, 2014 Environment Comments Off

Broome: Fracking forum

ABC Kimberley hosted a forum on hydraulic gas fracturing today.

Panelists included Dr Peter Stone,Dr Phil Gorey, Martin Pritchard, Dr Damian Ogburn, Jon Ford, and Dr Anne Poelina.

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Thursday, January 23rd, 2014 Broome, Business and finance, Environment, Oil and gas Comments Off

Kununurra: Dam levels to fluctuate

The Water Authority says levels in Lake Argyle, Lake Kununurra and the lower Ord will fluctuate this season.

Photo - Water Corporation

Photo – Water Corporation

Levels in Lake Kununurra could vary but more than two metres.

You can read a media release here:

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Tuesday, January 14th, 2014 Environment, Government, Kununurra Comments Off

Dean Mathews on groundwater

Dean Mathews monitors groundwater around Broome as part of his job with Nyamba Bubu Yawuru aboriginal corporation.

He took the ABC’s Ben Collins out with him on his rounds, and Mr Collins took his video camera.

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Thursday, January 2nd, 2014 Aboriginal, Broome, Environment Comments Off

Call for fracking ban

The water corporation has asked Parliament to ban hydraulic fracturing where it would affect drinking water sources.

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Monday, December 23rd, 2013 Business and finance, Environment, Government, Oil and gas Comments Off

Catania promoted

North West MP Vince Catania is now parliamentary secretary to the WA minister for forestry and water.

He says it will be good for Kununurra and Carnarvon to have a north-west resident looking after their water.

A former Labor MP, Mr Catania joined the Nationals because he said his electorate would benefit more from Royalties for Regions.

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Thursday, December 12th, 2013 Government, Kununurra Comments Off
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