Niagara Dam

Niagara Dam, Kookynie   (08) 9024 2041

A smaller version of the Mundaring Weir. Intended to supply water for the railway construction to Leonora. Never used because an underground water source was found after completion.

In Brief
  • Perfect For: Kids & Families
  • Type: All Attractions, Man-Made Wonders
In Detail
Built in 1897, the cement that was used to build the 8 m high dam was brought by camel from Coolgardie. It is ironic that when the dam was completed a natural underground water source was found and the dam was never used. It is popular for picnics and camping.