In 1971 Ord River was dammed and Lake Argyle was created. The lake’s surface is 1000 sq km in size and can hold over 10,000 gL, making it the largest man-made reservoir of water in Australia. All of this water is held only by a tiny wall consisting of a pile of rocks. The lake was originally intended to irrigate crops but these subsequently failed to become viable and these days the water is under-utilised. I visited Lake Argyle today with Matt and Ted. The views from the surrounding hills were spectacular.

Lake Argyle

Lake Argyle

Accommodation Friend’s house
Distance ridden today 0km
Total distance ridden 7,494km