Diversion Dam

One of the most iconic landmarks in Kununurra, the Diversion Dam, built to contain the flow of water from Lake Argyle


Designed to divert and regulate the flow of water from the Ord River into the Ord Irrigation area. The dam consists of 20 radial gates mounted within a concrete framework and spillway structure. The water is gravity fed into channels to service the area to the north of the town and is pumped into the Packsaddle Plains area to the south. The dam also forms part of the Victoria Highway.