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- The Ord River: Part 1 -
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The Ord Dam at Lake Argyle is situated 67 kilometres from Kununurra. The rugged scenery of the Carr Boyd Range around Lake Agyle, the artificial lake formed after the Ord River Dam was built (completed in 1972), is most impressive. The much sought after baramundi fish is farmed in the lake and processed at Lake Argyle Village close to the dam.

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Lake Argyle is virtually an inland sea covering an area of about 700 square kilometres. The volume of water it contains is nine times larger than that of Sydney Harbour.

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Below the dam wall the boat awaits to take tourists along the Ord River through the Carlton Gorge to Kununurra.

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The spillway from the Ord Dam.

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A plant which grows in profusion around the spillway but is not native to the area.

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Travellers on the tourist boat alight at this sheltered cove for refreshments......

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