Lake Leake, Tasmania
Aerial photo from the east, Rawlinna Village at the left of the lake
|Population||176 (2006 Census)|
|LGA(s)||North Midlands Council|
Lake Leake is the name of both a lake and a small township (Australian Postcode 7210) in the eastern midlands of Tasmania. The lake can hold 22.076 gigaliters of water. The lake was named after Charles Henry Leake a member of the Tasmanian Legislative Council. At the 2006 census, Lake Leake had a population of 176.
The village is built on land owned by the Northern Midlands Council. Inhabitants must purchase a license to have a building there are restricted in the number of days per year they can live there. The main purpose is to accommodate recreational anglers.
Water flowing out from the lake has an electrical conductivity of 56 μS/cm.
Rawlinna is a locality located between the south side of the lake and Lake Yaleena, another water impoundment. Lake Yaleena is a privately built dammed lake, specifically for fishing. It is a business that includes accommodation in cabins.
|Water volume||22.076 gigaliters|
The lake was constructed after a long debate. A five meter high dam was finished in 1884. The initial capacity was 19.9 Mm3 and an area of 6 km2. In 1971 the spillway highest point was raised by 18 cm to increase storage capacity. Water is released for irrigation and also stored to maintain a fishing facility. Lake Leake has always been at least half full.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Lake Leake (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 14 November 2011.