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Kununurra Diversion Dam, Air Shots

© Brigitte Seidl
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Kununurra Diversion Dam, Air Shots

The Kununurra Diversion Dam was built on Bandicoot Bar and was designed to divert water from the Ord River onto the Ivanhoe Plain for irrigation. The Kununurra Diversion Dam comprised 20 radial gates mounted with a concrete framework and spillway structure to cater for fluctuating river levels. During the wet season the gates open to allow the flood waters to pass through, whilst limiting flooding of adjacent agricultural land. During the dry season the gates close to allow for water storage and diversion to the irrigation channel, ensuring a year- round supply of water. The flow down the O.

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