Lake Menindee, Menindee

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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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  • Menindee Lakes is a chain of shallow lakes which is connected to the Darling River. It is an oasis in an otherwise dry land. It is only a shame we didn't have more time to spend at Lake Menindee. The ...  more »
  • We started our trip at the information centre but found the lady at the centre less then helpful and a bit rude. We took ourselves off to find the lakes. There were plenty of people camping around the...  more »
  • If your into lakes and the outdoors...this is for you...camping around the lake...photo opportunities of weirs and nature...drive on dirt tracks...skiing and swimming on the northern lake....  more »
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  • The dramatic colors of water and sky aside, the barren landscape of Lake Menindee in New South Wales, Australia depicted in the photo below, makes a perfect setting for an electrical storm. The branches of the trees mirror the jagged bolts of lightning—and give the impression they have been through this before.
  • such a great place, especially at sunset
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