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Ord River Diversion Dam

via Victoria Highway, Kununurra, Western Australia 6743, Australia
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via Victoria Highway, Kununurra, Western Australia 6743, Australia
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Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

This is the lower of the two main dams for the Ord irrigation scheme. This allows the river to still flow at various rates depending on the upcountry weather whilst diverting water into the entirely gravity fed irrigation scheme. Upstream the water level is remarkably...More

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Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

This is a spectacular piece of engineering, the dam can actually keep the river water downstream to within 1cm of it's levels all year round. Awesome for photo opertunities too

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Reviewed 9 July 2017

A lovely piece of engineering and a great setting to boot. This is well worth a look if your driving into Kununurra. The kids will love it also

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Reviewed 11 June 2017

You can get quite close to this dam and due to the amount of water around at the time we visited, it was quite an impressive sight. The picnic table was not so appealing though, as all but its roof was under water!

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Reviewed 24 April 2017

Very interesting story goes with this piece of engineering from 1950's (I think.) We drove over it while many of the gates were open and were lucky enough to be able to pull over to the viewing area on the Wyndham side and see huge...More

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Reviewed 31 March 2017

This structure is awesome. To travel into Kununurra from Halls Creek and Wyndham area you have to go over the dam. The only way in. Water water everywhere. Fantastic scenery that you can't miss.

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Reviewed 5 January 2017

The Ord river diversion dam and the Ord river is very impressive and a highlight of the trip. We took a boat trip down the Ord river - love it! We saw fresh water crocodiles, bird life, flying fox and more.

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Reviewed 28 October 2016

Interesting to visit and drive across the dam. It creates Lake Aryle which is impressive in size. We were told that the lake when full, extends in the Northern Territory.

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Reviewed 12 October 2016

Both beautiful and impressive .. it's worth the drive across, but also worth stopping on the town side

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Reviewed 21 September 2016

This river has been dammed, not by concrete, but by the natural dirt and rock in the area. The dam is very sturdy and strong with a great road over it. Its highest capacity, which has not yet been reached, is 55 times the volume...More

Thank Brian C
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