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General Information

Country Australia
Latitude -33° 47' 0" (-33.7833)
Longitude 121° 29' 0" (121.4833)

Physical Characteristics

Volume 30.00 km3
Surface Area 40.17 km2
Depth Mean depth: 1.4 m
Maximum depth: 2.0 m
Type Saline
Catchment Catchment size: 1,140,000.00 km2
Catchment/surface area ratio: 28,379:1


Economic Value Human uses consist of nature conservation and low-level recreational pursuits.
Major Cities

Watershed Management

Description Salinity and water quality are monitored regularly by high school students as part of the "Ribbons of Blue" programme.

Biodiversity Conservation

Description Lake Gore supports up to a third of the global population of Hooded Plover (Thinornis rubricollis). It also supports thousands of Banded Stilt (Cladorhynchus leucocephalus), possibly as many as 10% of the global population.
Designations LakeNet Biodiversity Priority
Ramsar Site
Ramsar Site Name Lake Gore, Site No. 1049
Ramsar Designations 4, 5, 6
Species of Concern



Australia Government Wetlands Website
Biodiversity Conservation of the World's Lakes: A Preliminary Framework for Identifying Priorities
Gore Ramsar Fact Sheet
Lake Gore, Australia

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.
Ramsar Convention on Wetlands. The List of Wetlands of International Importance.

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