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.Use our Menindee trip itinerary maker to visit Lake Menindee on your trip to Menindee, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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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 »
Worth the drive from Broken Hill to experience this amazing in land lake and start of the Darling River. Loved all the history and once again how long it took our politicians to give this project the ... more »
Such a large expanse of water we were lucky to visit after rain so the lakes were full apparently not always this good, quite hard to find not well sign posted. We were thrilled to come across Burke a... more »
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