Cardross Lakes

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Cardross Lakes
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Cardross Lakes, September 2008
Cardross Lakes is located in Victoria
Cardross Lakes
Cardross Lakes
Location in Victoria
Location Mallee, Victoria
Coordinates 34°18′S 142°05′E / 34.300°S 142.083°E / -34.300; 142.083Coordinates: 34°18′S 142°05′E / 34.300°S 142.083°E / -34.300; 142.083
Lake type Artificial lake
Basin countries Australia
Surface area 360 ha (890 acres)

The Cardross Lakes are an irrigation drainage basin system located approximately 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) south-west of Mildura, in the Mallee region of Victoria, Australia. The lakes are notable for being the only known occurrence within Victoria of the Southern Purple Spotted Gudgeon (Mogurnda adspersa), discovered in 1995,[1] believed to be extinct in Victoria since the 1930s.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Inland Waters Theme Report Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts, Commonwealth of Australia. Retrieved 4 April 2008
  2. ^ Southern Purple Spotted Gudgeon Native Fish Australia, Retrieved 4 April 2008