Lake Wabby

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Lake Wabby
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Location Fraser Island
Coordinates 25°27′29″S 153°07′47″E / 25.45806°S 153.12972°E / -25.45806; 153.12972Coordinates: 25°27′29″S 153°07′47″E / 25.45806°S 153.12972°E / -25.45806; 153.12972
Primary inflows Natural spring
Primary outflows None
Basin countries Australia
Max. depth 12 m (39 ft)

Lake Wabby is a small freshwater, green colored lake. It is located in the Great Sandy National Park on the eastern side of Fraser Island off the coast of Queensland, Australia. The lake is directly adjacent to the Hammerstone Sandblow,[1] which is slowly moving into the lake.[2] Eventually it will disappear under the sand.

Unlike most other lakes on Fraser Island which are too acidic, Lake Wabby provides habitat to several species of fish.[2] 13 species have been identified.[3]

The lakes is both a window lake and a barrage lake. Barrage lakes form when water flows from a natural spring are blocked by a sandmass.[2] With a maximum depth of 12 m, it is the deepest lake on the island.[1]

Lake Wabby has cultural significance to the Butchulla people.[1]

Facilities[edit]

The Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service provides toilets, a walk-in camping area, a lookout and various walking tracks from the carpark to and around the lake.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "About Fraser Island". Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing. 28 February 2014. Retrieved 30 August 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c "Lake Wabby". Queensland Holidays. Tourism Queensland. Retrieved 9 June 2011. 
  3. ^ Arthington, Angela H.; Mark J. Kennard; Bradley J. Pusey; Stephen R. Balcombe (2013). "Assemblages". In Humphries, Paul; Walker, Keith. Ecology of Australian Freshwater Fishes. Csiro Publishing. p. 248. ISBN 0643097449. Retrieved 30 August 2014.