Western District Lakes

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Western District Lakes

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    32,898 ha
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    38°09'S 143°31'E
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Western District Lakes. 15/12/82; Victoria; 32,898 ha; 38°10'S 143°31'E. State Wildlife Reserves, Lake Reserves. Numerous lakes varying in depth and salinity from hypersaline to fresh water, which serve as a drought refuge for tens of thousands of ducks, swans, coots and other waterbirds. Several vulnerable, rare or endangered plants occur within the site, including the nationally endangered species Lepidium ashersonii. The lakes are used for recreational purposes, fishing and duck hunting as well as grazing, commercial fishing, and waste water disposal. Ramsar site no. 268. Most recent RIS information: 1998.

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    • lake reserve
    • state wildlife reserve
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