Menindee Lakes

Menindee Lakes
Series of reservoirs, western New South Wales, Australia.

Located near the town of Menindee, they are part of the Darling River Conservation Scheme. The lakes are flooded through creeks linking them with the Darling River. The total capacity of the Menindee Lakes Storage Scheme is 2 million acre-ft (2.47 billion cubic-m). Menindee is an Aboriginal word meaning "egg yolk."

* * *

▪ reservoirs, New South Wales, Australia
      series of reservoirs, part of the Darling River Conservation Scheme, western New South Wales, Australia, near the town of Menindee. Primarily natural features, the lakes are flooded through creeks linking them, at high water, eastward to the Darling River, which has been dammed for back drainage. They include Lakes Menindee, Tandou, Pamamaroo, and Cawndilla and several smaller lakes. The total capacity of the Menindee Lakes Storage Scheme (for domestic and industrial water and irrigation), which was begun in 1949 and completed in 1960, is 2,000,000 acre-feet (2,467,000,000 cubic m). Lakes Menindee and Cawndilla are part of Kinchega National Park. Menindee is an Aboriginal term meaning “egg yolk.”

* * *

Universalium. 2010.

Игры ⚽ Поможем написать курсовую

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Menindee Lakes — Aerial view of the Darling River and some of the Menindee Lakes …   Wikipedia

  • Menindee Lakes — /mənɪndi ˈleɪks/ (say muhnindee layks) plural noun lakes in the Western Division of NSW; source of water supply for local irrigation and for Broken Hill …  

  • Menindee — Rastplatz von Burke und Wills Staat …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Menindee, New South Wales — Menindee New South Wales Ah Chung s Bakehouse Gallery …   Wikipedia

  • Menindee County — Map of all coordinates from Google Map of all coordinates from Bing Export all coordinates as KML …   Wikipedia

  • Darling River — bei Bourke mit überdurchschnittlich viel WasserVorlage:Infobox Fluss/KARTE fehlt …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Broken Hill, New South Wales — For the Local Government Area of Broken Hill, see City of Broken HillInfobox Australian Place | type = town name = Broken Hill state = nsw caption = Location of Broken Hill in New South Wales (red) lga = City of Broken Hill county = Yancowinna… …   Wikipedia

  • Darling River — a river in SE Australia, flowing SW into the Murray River. 1160 mi. (1870 km). long. * * * River, southeastern Australia. It is the longest member of the Murray Darling river system. It rises in several headstreams in the Great Dividing Range and …   Universalium

  • Snowy Mountains Scheme — The Snowy Mountains Scheme is a hydroelectricity and irrigation complex in south east Australia. The waters of the Snowy River and its tributary, the Eucumbene, are captured at high elevations and diverted inland to the Murray River and the… …   Wikipedia

  • lake — lake1 /layk/, n. 1. a body of fresh or salt water of considerable size, surrounded by land. 2. any similar body or pool of other liquid, as oil. 3. (go) jump in the lake, (used as an exclamation of dismissal or impatience.) [bef. 1000; ME lak(e) …   Universalium

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”