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Menindee Lakes fact sheet

Menindee Lakes is a chain of natural shallow lakes (4 of them large) connected to the Darling River. They are near the town of Menindee and 110 km south-east of Broken Hill, New South Wales.

Historically, due to the flat terrain and hot, dry climate, the lakes would often naturally dry up. The New South Wales Government modified the lakes (completed 1968) to improve their storage capacity for farming, recreation, mining and urban water supply and to help manage floods in the Darling River.