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Lake Menindee, Menindee

#84 of 133 in Nature in New South Wales
Water Body Nature / Park
The Menindee Lakes is a chain of shallow ephemeral freshwater lakes connected to the Darling River to form a storage system. The lakes lie in the far west region of New South Wales, Australia, near the town of Menindee.The Menindee Lakes Water Storage Scheme supplies water to Broken Hill, the lower Darling and to water users along the Murray River in New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia under the Murray-Darling Basin Agreement. Seven of the lakes have been incorporated in an artificially regulated overflow system providing both for flood mitigation and as storage for domestic use, livestock and irrigation downstream. The lakes are also important for waterbirds.Location and featuresThe lakes are located approximately south-east of Broken Hill in the semi-arid zone on grey clay and duplex soils, and siliceous and calcareous sands of the far west region.
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  • Had a lovely explore of Menindee and the surrounding lakes. Even though lake Menindee is at 15-30% capacity depending on who you talk with the nearby lake pamamaroo is at full capacity. There is free ...  more »
  • The Lake is not well known among people on the East Coast of the state and it's a real treat to visit. We've been a couple of times (Easter & July) and enjoyed it both times. Visit the inlet, Kinchega...  more »
  • A great oasis in a fairly dry terrain. We stayed here because there was rain forecast and the other camp sites would be too wet. This place has a good all weather road. Our campsite was water front an...  more »

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