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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With water from recent rain pouring into the lakes the scenery was beautiful. Lots of birds, people fishing and beautiful views across the lakes.
We went with Silver City Tours on their 4WD mid-size bus for an exciting visit to the Menidee Lakes. Our host was Wayne, who has lived in this remote, outback area for most of his life. He had all the... more »
Tour is dependant on weather conditions at the time. Good way to see aquatic life. With a full lake must make abig difference!
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