Reflection on Lake Tuggeranong, 2005
|Location||Australian Capital Territory|
|Primary inflows||Confluence of Tuggeranong Creek and urban and rural stormwater|
|Primary outflows||Murrumbidgee River, in times of flood only|
|Surface area||57 ha (140 acres)|
|Surface elevation||578 m (1,896 ft) above sea level|
Lake Tuggeranong, an artificial lake sourced the confluence of Tuggeranong Creek and stormwater discharge from urban and rural areas, is located in the Tuggeranong district of Canberra, within the Australian Capital Territory, Australia.
Lake Tuggeranong was created by the construction of a dam in 1987 coinciding with urban development in the district. The lake was built as a sediment trap for soil and debris, and to improve the quality of the water flowing into the Murrumbidgee River. Tuggeranong Creek feeds the Isabella Pond, that then flows into Lake Tuggeranong. The water quality of the lake is monitored by health and environmental agencies, and is subject to health hazards such as toxic blue-green algal blooms or high faecal bacteria counts, given the urban and rural runoff of the lake source.
The lake is a popular recreational site. The foreshore of the lake is parkland, with swimming, fishing, wind-surfing and non-motorised boating all possible activities on the lake. A bicycle path surrounds the lake, running for 6.7 kilometres (4.2 mi).
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- "Lake Tuggeranong". Parks and Recreation: Water Catchments. Government of the Australian Capital Territory. 21 December 2012. Retrieved 16 February 2013.
- "Synopsis of the Draft Lake Tuggeranong Water Quality Assessment & Management Implications Report" (PDF). Save Lake Tuggeranong - Information & Resources. Southern ACT Catchment Group. c. 2012. Retrieved 16 February 2013.
- McLintock, Penny (2 July 2012). "Lake Tuggeranong 'too small'". ABC News (Australia). Retrieved 16 February 2013.
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