Brown Lake (Stradbroke Island)

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Brown Lake
Brown Lake (North Stradbroke Island).JPG
Location North Stradbroke Island, Queensland
Coordinates 27°29.5′S 153°25.9′E / 27.4917°S 153.4317°E / -27.4917; 153.4317Coordinates: 27°29.5′S 153°25.9′E / 27.4917°S 153.4317°E / -27.4917; 153.4317
Basin countries Australia
Max. length 1 km (0.62 mi)

Brown Lake is a lake on North Stradbroke Island, in Queensland, Australia. There are no native fish in the lake.[1]

Known as a perched lake like other lakes on the sandy islands in the regions of South-East Queensland and Wide Bay-Burnett, it retains its water due to a layer of leaves lining the lake floor.[2] This is particularly apparent in the Brown Lake as tannin is exuded from the leaves, dropped from surrounding Paperbark Melaleuca and Tea-trees Leptospermum, stains the water to a rich brown colour not dissimilar to that of tea.

Because of the high levels of organic material in the lake's waters it is considered to be warm monomictic.[3]

Aboriginal significance[edit]

Brown Lake is very significant to the people of Quandamooka, particularly Dandrubin-Gorenpul and Noonucal Aboriginal groups. The Aboriginal people of the Brown Lake area, the Quandamooka people, associate the area very strongly with women and children, only women can speak for Brown Lake and women are responsible by Law to care for manage the lake and its resources.[citation needed]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Humphries, Paul (2013). Ecology of Australian Freshwater Fishes. Csiro Publishing. p. 248. ISBN 0643097449. Retrieved 23 September 2015. 
  2. ^ Hydrology of North Stradbroke Island, March 2006, (accessed 16 Sep 2009)
  3. ^ de Deckker, P.; W.D. Williams (2012). Limnology in Australia: Volume 61 of Monographiae Biologicae. Springer Science & Business Media. p. 424. ISBN 9400948204. Retrieved 23 September 2015. 

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Brown Lake at Wikimedia Commons