Project goal:

We are lowering the water level in Lake Kununurra to complete a package of critical maintenance works to our irrigation assets in Kununurra, including the Ord River Diversion Dam.

Status:

In planning

Delivery Date:

January - February 2021

When is it happening?

We wish to advise customers that we are lowering the level of Lake Kununurra for two weeks, between Friday 29 January and Friday 12 February, 2021. The water levels are being lowered during this time to reduce the impact to customers as much as possible.

Traffic management will be in place along Lakeview Drive from Monday 1 February to allow us to complete work to the M1 Irrigation Channel offtake structure near the Pump House restaurant. Detours will allow access to properties along Lakeview Drive to be fully maintained while works are underway.

Why is this work important?

This program of works is delivered annually and is important to maintain our key irrigation assets in Kununurra.

What are the impacts?

Boats and Barges

Boats and barges on Lake Kununurra, Packsaddle and Crossing Falls will need to be removed from the water as securing them will not be sufficient. Boats in Lilly Creek Lagoon may remain in the lagoon provided they are properly secured as once the water recedes they will sit on the river bed. We thank the community for their cooperation during these works.

Traffic management

Traffic management will be in place along Lakeview Drive for 5 days, from Monday 1 February - Friday 5 February, to allow us to complete work to the M1 Irrigation Channel offtake structure near the Pump House restaurant. Detours will allow access to properties along Lakeview Drive to be fully maintained while this work is underway.

Pumping and other ancillary equipment

If you have pumping or other ancillary equipment in the vicinity of the Ord River, please consider the risks and preventative measures that may need to be taken. 

 

Contact us

Tom Pearce, Operations Manager

Phone icon (08) 9168 0749

Email icon kununurradepot@watercorporation.com.au