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Lake Tarrabool and Neighbors, Australia

18.3S 135.0E

September 13th, 2009 Category: Lakes

Australia - July 27th, 2009

Australia - July 27th, 2009

The Barkly Tableland in the northeastern part of Australia’s Northern Territory is home to several lakes, including (from left to right) Lake Woods, Lake Tarrabool, Corella Lake and Lake Sylvester. The latter two are closely clustered together and thus appear as one large lake in this image.

These lakes on situated on the westernmost edge of the Barkly Tableland. Their volume and surface area fluctuate depending on the rainfall in the region. Please click here to see an image from five months earlier in which the lakes appear larger and the surrounding area is green with vegetation.

When precipitation levels are high and Lake Tarrabool is completely flooded, it is the largest wooded swamp in tropical Australia. Its swampland provides an important breeding area for waterfowl.

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