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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  • Large lake somewhat off the beaten track with many many dead trees around it. Burke and Wills campsite is nearby.  more »
  • This lake system has spectacular views particularly at dawn and sunset. The bird life is all that one could hope for.  more »
  • Day trip from Broken Hill to spend a day kayaking the lakes and loved it. Paddling through the iconic dead trees in the middle of no-where with easy access to the water's edge, cant ask for more than ...  more »
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  • It so sad to see this beautiful big lake nearly dry again.
  • 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.
  • A must see outback experience.
  • An oasis in the middle of somewhere
  • such a great place, especially at sunset
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