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.
|Distance ridden today||0km|
|Total distance ridden||7,494km|