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Argyle (Ord River Impoundment)

General Information

Description Lake Argyle is a reservoir in northwestern Australia, in a relatively unpopulated tropical area. It was formed in 1974 by damming the Ord River.
Country Australia
Latitude -16° 25' 0" (-16.4167)
Longitude 128° 43' 0" (128.7167)

Physical Characteristics

Description
Surface Area 1,100.00 km2
Origin Human Made
Type Fresh
Permanent
Reservoir

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Watershed Management

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Biodiversity Conservation

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Documents

Resources

Australia Government Wetlands Website

Additional Data Sources

Birkett, C., and I. Mason. 1995. A new global lakes database for remote sensing programme studying climatically sensitive large lakes. Journal of Great Lakes Research, 21 (3) 307-318.

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