Wattle Grove Lake

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Wattle Grove Lake
Location Wattle Grove, Sydney, Australia
Coordinates 33°56′57″S150°56′26″E / 33.9492°S 150.9405°E / -33.9492; 150.9405 Coordinates: 33°56′57″S150°56′26″E / 33.9492°S 150.9405°E / -33.9492; 150.9405
Type Reservoir
Catchment area Georges River
Managing agencyDelfin & Liverpool City Council
Built1990 (1990)
Islands 1

Wattle Grove Lake is an artificial lake in suburb of Wattle Grove, Sydney, Australia. [1] It was constructed by Delfin in 1990 along with the surrounding Wattle Grove residential development.

Wattle Grove, New South Wales Suburb of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Wattle Grove is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Wattle Grove is located 30 kilometres south-west of the Sydney central business district in the local government area of the City of Liverpool.

Sydney State capital of New South Wales and most populous city in Australia and Oceania

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Wattle Grove Lake lies within the Georges River catchment and the Liverpool District subcatchment.

Georges River river

The Georges River, formerly known as Tucoerah River, is an intermediate tide dominated drowned valley estuary, located to the south and west of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

City of Liverpool (New South Wales) Local government area in New South Wales, Australia

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Parkland

The lake is completely surrounded by Lakeside Park. The parkland includes two play areas and several fitness areas. There is a 15-minute walking trail that circles the lake.

Wildlife

Wattle Grove Lake includes a wildlife reserve, providing home for a variety of water birds. There is an wildlife island (innaccessable to humans) that houses ducks, swans and many other types of birds

Swan large water bird

Swans are birds of the family Anatidae within the genus Cygnus. The swans' closest relatives include the geese and ducks. Swans are grouped with the closely related geese in the subfamily Anserinae where they form the tribe Cygnini. Sometimes, they are considered a distinct subfamily, Cygninae. There are six or seven living species of swan in the genus Cygnus; in addition, there is another species known as the coscoroba swan, although this species is no longer considered one of the true swans. Swans usually mate for life, although “divorce” sometimes occurs, particularly following nesting failure, and if a mate dies, the remaining swan will take up with another. The number of eggs in each clutch ranges from three to eight.

A variety of fish live in the lake, including eels, etc.

Fishing, boating, and several other activities are strictly prohibited in the lake to protect wildlife.

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References

  1. "Creeks, rivers and wetlands: Wattle Grove Lake". liverpool.nsw.gov.au. Retrieved 27 July 2013.