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Lake Dulverton

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Lake type  sandstone lagoon
Primary outflows  Dulverton Rivulet
Max. length  2.64 km (1.64 mi)
Length  2.64 km
Catchment area  Jordan River
Primary inflows  Parattah Creek
Basin countries  Australia
Surface elevation  400 m
Width  1.62 km
Cities  Oatlands
Lake Dulverton wwwtasfishcomimagesreports2014201411laked
Location  Central East Tasmania, Australia
Similar  Callington Mill, Quamby Bluff, Salmon Ponds and the Muse, Cockle Creek, Lake Burbury

Lake Dulverton is a large shallow lake/lagoon associated with the town of Oatlands in Southern Midlands of the Australian state of Tasmania. The lake has an uneven shoreline with many low sandstone cliffs and overhangs. The only island in the lake, Mary's Island, is a small sandstone rock roughly 80 metres (260 ft) long with nothing more than a few cedars growing on it. The lake dried up in 1993 and remained dry for years until heavy rains in August, 2010, filled the lake to near full supply level. During this dry period, two levees were built across the lake dividing it into three sections. Only the smallest section near the Callington Mill was able to remain full.

Map of Lake Dulverton, Oatlands TAS 7120, Australia

The floor of the lake is composed of peaty soils, rock and sand. When full, the waters of the lake quickly fill with pondweed and numerous waterbirds. The lake is currently part of a wildlife sanctuary.

References

Lake Dulverton Wikipedia


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