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Concept Menindee Lakes Scheme

Menindee, New South Wales, Australia
Conservation or Environment and Resources
Menindee, New South Wales


The Menindee Lakes Scheme was created for the purpose of reducing salinity levels by reducing evaporation loss. Construction of the Menindee Lakes Scheme was completed in 1968 and is a series of small dams, regulators, weirs, channels and levees designed to conserve Darling River floodwaters. The main structure is the Menindee Main Weir, which raises the level of the river 12 m above the bed level, creating Lake Wetherell and filling Lakes Tandure, Bijiji, Balaka and Malta. This hydraulic head is used to gravity feed Lakes Pamamaroo, Menindee and Cawndilla. Taken from:

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