18 July 2006
After we treated ourselves to a cooked breakfast we explored the spillway created to allow flood waters to flow into the Ord river below the dam wall. We spotted a Jabiru eating a large 'Long Tom' fish of about 40cm in length. As the dam wall is not a concrete wall the dam cannot be allowed to overflow the wall so the spillway was built to allow flood waters to flow out the dam via this spillway. At full capacity the dam surface area is 1000 square kilometres and should it reach flood capacity it would be 2000 square kilometres. We spent the rest of the day relaxing in camp.