Rowles Lagoon still bone dry

Submitted: Sunday, Jan 16, 2005 at 20:18
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Heard a rumour that Rowles Lagoon had water in it after some recent downpours. I didnt believe it but having nothing better to do I went for a look. Couldnt have been drier. I drove right accross the middle of it and down the feeder creek for about 1k. So anyone doing the Golden Quest discovey trail hoping for a swim will be dissapointed.
For those of you wondering Rowles lagoon is a special place for those of us in the Eastern Goldfields> it is a freshwater lake about 1.5k x1k and 1/2 of it is used for waterskiing and 1/2 for waterfowl conservation. It can have up to 4m of water in it and this is the first time it has been dry since 1995. Heres hoping but the last time it dried up cyclone Bobby totally filled it. It was last totally filled in 2000. It has toilet facilitys and shady camping areas with bbqs.
Heres hoping for a cyclonic downpour
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Reply By: Willem - Sunday, Jan 16, 2005 at 20:51

Sunday, Jan 16, 2005 at 20:51
You naughty boy...driving one the surface of a lake/lagoon/conservation park!!
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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (WA) - Sunday, Jan 16, 2005 at 20:58

Sunday, Jan 16, 2005 at 20:58
nothing there to run over except a few paddy melons bsides it should be under water. And anyway in 20yrs I can go back there when it is full and be the old tomer saying "Look here sunny I remember the time when I drove accrossit" like the old timers do to me. And lastly How did you know it was a consevation park? Calm has done their usual trick of building a new track that bypasses the excellent track that goes around it with turn offs to bush camps. When any decent management would mean keeping the cows and sheep out of it!
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Follow Up By: Willem - Sunday, Jan 16, 2005 at 21:10

Sunday, Jan 16, 2005 at 21:10
You said waterfowl conservation and so I took a punt lol
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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (WA) - Sunday, Jan 16, 2005 at 21:12

Sunday, Jan 16, 2005 at 21:12
yea scanned what I had written afterwards although from reading your posts over the past year and some archived ones I came accross you are known to get your reference books out
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Follow Up By: Willem - Sunday, Jan 16, 2005 at 21:18

Sunday, Jan 16, 2005 at 21:18
I try not to make mistakes hahahahahaha
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Reply By: Alan S (WA) - Monday, Jan 17, 2005 at 11:11

Monday, Jan 17, 2005 at 11:11
Davoe

Is that the one about 15k past Ora Banda? If it is that was a lovely place, when it is full.

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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (WA) - Monday, Jan 17, 2005 at 11:13

Monday, Jan 17, 2005 at 11:13
yep and yep it is if you can make it past the Ora Banda pub. It depressed me to see it so dry
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Follow Up By: Alan S (WA) - Monday, Jan 17, 2005 at 11:55

Monday, Jan 17, 2005 at 11:55
Dry, the Pub or the Lagoon or both. Apparently the last party at the pub was a blast.

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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (WA) - Monday, Jan 17, 2005 at 11:57

Monday, Jan 17, 2005 at 11:57
pub was rebuilt and is now 4 sale but is still serving
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