Lake Lonsdale - VIC

  Water Body,River,Stream,Falls

Position

DEG: -37.03078 142.62863
DMS: 37º 01' 50.81" S 142º 37' 43.07" E
UTM: 54 H 5900473mN 644856mE
Altitude: 185m

Description

Place Type

Geography - Water Body,River,Stream,Falls

Location

224.19kms West of Melbourne
431.79kms SouthEast of Adelaide
763.73kms NorthWest of Hobart

Address & Contact

Little Weir
Victoria 3381
Phone: N/A
Email: N/A
Web: N/A

Information

Lake Lonsdale is a large, shallow reservoir on the Mt William Creek. It fills from its own catchment and is reliant on natural inflows. Although the catchment can be a substantial producer of water during wet years because of its very large area, it isn't reliable during times of drought. Given its relatively shallow depth, the lake also has high evaporation losses over summer months.

Since the introduction of the Wimmera Mallee Pipeline, the lake is no longer used by for domestic or stock water supply, however it's still a key source of water for the environment. Lake Lonsdale also has an important role in the community as a recreational lake in the Stawell area, hosting a number of activities on its northern side, such as boating, fishing, swimming, camping and water skiing.

There are numerous campsites around the western and northern edge of the lake commencing from the Boat ramp area and progressing north. Toilet facilities are only available at the Boat ramp campground. Some camp areas provide better water access than others.

Fishing: During the wetter years Lake Lonsdale has good fishing for Redfin and Trout
Activities: Swimming, water skiing, jet skiing, boating, camping, fishing
Facilities: Toilets, boat ramp, dog friendly
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Weather

Closest Weather Station

Stawell at 02/04:30am EDT
Distance from Lake Lonsdale 10.81km SE
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
9.7°C6.7°C60%2.3°C1018.7hPa2.0mmS7km/hr
4knots
9km/hr
5knots

Closest Climatic Station

Stawell Aerodrome
Distance from Lake Lonsdale 10.81km SE
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C29.228.525.220.816.313.312.514.016.619.723.826.3
Mean Min. °C13.513.711.28.36.04.74.14.66.07.39.811.1
Mean Rain mm36.933.121.428.334.753.755.756.852.636.945.338.2

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