Lenthalls Dam, Maryborough

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Lake Lenthall is a lake created by the Lenthalls Dam in Duckinwilla, Fraser Coast Region, Queensland, Australia. It was named after the pioneering family in the district. It was constructed in 1984 on the head waters of the Burrum River which also includes the Isis River, Cherwell River & Gregory Rivers in its 935 square kilometre catchment. As a result of a huge catchment it takes a short time in moderate rain events to fill Lake Lenthall to 100% capacity.
The lake has a relatively small surface area of 766 ha, an average depth of 4 to 5 m. Its main purpose is for town water supply for Hervey Bay and surrounding townships within the Fraser Coast Regional Council area.
It is stocked with Australian native fish such as barramundi, bass, golden perch and silver perch under the Queensland Governments stocked impoundment permit scheme. Other aquatic species which inhabit the lake include spangled grunter, saratoga, Krefft's turtle, Flinders Ranges mogurnda, rainbow fish, fire tail gudgeon, long finned eel and many more. The lake is home to a myriad of reptiles, insects, bird life and mammals. A significant population of black-breasted buttonquails reside within the dry vine rain forests found on the ridges overlooking Lake Lenthall.
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  • It was awesome.. so quiet and relaxing..people camping..we met and chatted with ranger Rob.. bbqs toilets picnic tables...a great place for a family get together  more »
  • Beautiful place, well kept with lots of space to park. I'm not sure the boat ramp is sufficient but we can all wait and take turns. Amenities are all new and the setting is absolutely gorgeous.  more »

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