Lake Victoria (New South Wales)

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Lake Victoria
Location Far West, New South Wales
Coordinates 33°59′40″S 141°16′26″E / 33.99444°S 141.27389°E / -33.99444; 141.27389Coordinates: 33°59′40″S 141°16′26″E / 33.99444°S 141.27389°E / -33.99444; 141.27389
Primary inflows Murray River, Darling River
Primary outflows Rufus River
Catchment area Murray–Darling basin
Basin countries Australia
Settlements Wentworth
References IBRA: Riverina

Lake Victoria, a naturally occurring shallow freshwater lake of the Murray catchment and part of the Murray-Darling basin, is located in the western Riverina region of south western New South Wales, Australia.

The lake is located approximately 60 kilometres (37 mi) downstream of the junction of the Murray and Darling rivers and draws its flow from Frenchmans Creek, an anabranch of the Murray above Lock 9. The lake feeds back to the Murray River below Lock 7 via Rufus River.

The lake was constructed in the late 1920s and provides a storage of water to manage the regulated release of agreed minimum flows of water down the Murray into South Australia. Even though Lake Victoria is in New South Wales, it is operated by SA Water, the South Australian water authority, on behalf of River Murray Water, a division of the Murray-Darling Basin Commission.[1]

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  1. ^ "Lake Victoria - water storage for South Australia in NSW". Discover Murray. 2013. Retrieved 10 February 2013.