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Forrestdale & Thompsons Lakes

General Information

Country Australia
Latitude -32° 9' 0" (-32.1500)
Longitude 115° 52' 0" (115.8667)

Physical Characteristics

Description The lakes are fresh to brackish.
Type Intermittent


Economic Value
Major Cities

Watershed Management


Biodiversity Conservation

Description The Forrestdale & Thompsons Lakes regularly support more than 10,000 waterbirds. The site holds a diversity of fauna, including the uncommon skink Lerista lineata.
Designations LakeNet Biodiversity Priority
Ramsar Site
Species of Concern Lerista lineata, an uncommon skink



Australia Government Wetlands Website
Biodiversity Conservation of the World's Lakes: A Preliminary Framework for Identifying Priorities

Additional Data Sources

Duker, L. and L. Borre. 2001. Biodiversity conservation of the world's lakes: a preliminary framework for identifying priorities. LakeNet Report Series Number 2. Annapolis, Maryland USA.

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