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Friday
Sep092011

Australia's longest water trough

Jen and Mel are travelling around Australia at the moment, and sent through a picture of Australia's longest water trough near Derby (200km from Broome).

 To help with the transporting of cattle to the wharfs in Derby, a giant water trough was built near the Prison Boab.

The trough is roughly 120m long and can feed 500 bullocks at one time. The trough used to be filled by a natural bore water under its own pressure, but is now water is fed by windmill pump.

Farmers could stop here overnight and let their cattle have water before the last run in to Derby. The water trough is only 7km from Derby.

For more information you can visit the Derby tourism website here. 

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