Lake Menindee, Menindee
Categories: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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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How exciting to cruise among the treetops on the flooded Darling River, with lots of bird life and a call into a quiet sandy beach to enjoy a remote spot on an outback station. Very comfortable boat w... read more »
This is a place of national significance that various State and Federal governments have allowed to be abused. A short half-day drive around the area will, with a little imagination, demonstrate how t... read more »
A great afternoon trip the new owners Carleen and Rob are doing a wonderful job of showing us the nature of the lakes. Well worth the trip.
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