A picnic area by the lake.
|Location||Wellington, New South Wales|
|Lake type||Man-made reservoir|
|Primary inflows||Macquarie River, Cudgegong River|
|Primary outflows||Macquarie River|
|Catchment area||13,886 square kilometres (5,361 sq mi)|
|Surface area||8,900 hectares (22,000 acres)|
|Surface elevation||344 metres (1,129 ft) AMSL|
Location and features
The waters of the Macquarie and Cudgegong rivers and Meroo Creek flow into the man-made lake, which, when full, has a capacity of approximately 1,189,000 megalitres (42,000×106 cu ft). With a catchment area of 13,886 square kilometres (5,361 sq mi) and a surface area of 8,900 hectares (22,000 acres), Lake Burrendong is a popular recreation area for fishing and tourism.
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