Lake Bullen Merri

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Lake Bullen Merri
Lake Bullen Merri at Sunset.jpg
Lake Bullen Merri at sunset
Lake Bullen Merri is located in Victoria
Lake Bullen Merri
Lake Bullen Merri
Location in Victoria
LocationSouthwest Victoria
Coordinates38°15′06″S 143°06′15″E / 38.25167°S 143.10417°E / -38.25167; 143.10417Coordinates: 38°15′06″S 143°06′15″E / 38.25167°S 143.10417°E / -38.25167; 143.10417[1]
TypeBrackish crater lake
Basin countriesAustralia
Average depth60 metres (200 ft)
Max. depth66 metres (217 ft)

Lake Bullen Merri is a brackish crater lake near Camperdown in southwestern Victoria, Australia.

The lake has a maximum depth of 66 metres (217 ft), with a clover leaf outline indicating that it was probably formed by two overlapping maar volcanoes. The lake is depicted in work by Eugene von Guerard.[2] The edge of the lake was marked by a stone in the late 1800s by James Dawson; from this and von Guerard's painting, it can be deduced that the level of the lake has dropped considerably in the last 100 years.[3]

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  1. ^ "Lake Bullen Merri". Vicnames. Government of Victoria. 2 May 1966. Retrieved 4 June 2014.
  2. ^ Lakes and Craters Precinct:Lake Bullen Merri, Kanawinka Geopark
  3. ^ "Volcanic landforms in the Camperdown area of Victoria". UniServe Science. Retrieved 16 June 2007.

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