Blue Lake National Park

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Blue Lake
Blue Lake.jpg
The undeveloped shores surrounding the lake are very natural
Location North Stradbroke Island, Queensland
Coordinates 27°31′51″S 153°28′36″E / 27.5309°S 153.4768°E / -27.5309; 153.4768 (Blue Lake)
Type Window lake
Basin countries Australia
Surface area 7.3 hectares
Max. depth 9.4 metres

Blue Lake National Park is a national park in Queensland, Australia, 44 kilometres (27 mi) east of Brisbane on North Stradbroke Island. Access is provided by road 9 kilometres (5.6 mi) west of Dunwich. Camping, open fires, and domestic animals are not permitted in the park.

Blue Lake[edit]

The park's main features is Blue Lake which is known as a "window lake"[1] and is just under 10 metres (33 ft) deep when full. It is home to the southern sun fish. Water from the lake overflows into the Eighteen Mile Swamp. The aboriginal name for Blue Lake is Karboora.

Environmental studies have revealed the lake has been uniquely stable for thousands of years.[2] Blue Lake was the focus for research on environmental change in which numerous indicators such as water discharge, water quality, pollen and algae samples were examined to understand the history of the lake.

Tortoise Lagoon[edit]

The ephemeral Tortoise Lagoon is also found in the national park. This small perched lake was 1.4 metres deep in 1974 when it filled.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Hydrology of North Stradbroke Island, March 2006, (accessed 16 September 2009)
  2. ^ Margaret Scheikowski (4 June 2013). "Qld lake found to be 'climate refuge'". The Australian (News Limited). Retrieved 4 June 2013. 

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