Lake Parramatta

man-made reservoir located near Parramatta in the Western Sydney region of New South Wales, Australia

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Geographical coordinates: -33.79 151.0075


English Lake Parramatta

Lake Parramatta is a heritage-listed man-made reservoir and a recreational area located in North Parramatta, City of Parramatta, in the Western Sydney region of New South Wales, Australia. The masonry arch-walled dam across Hunts Creek was completed in 1856 to supply water for domestic purposes; and was operational until 1909. The dam has since been decommissioned and the lake and the surrounding nature reserve are a popular recreational area.The precinct contains a 73-hectare (180-acre) nature reserve, the largest bushland remnant surviving in the Parramatta LGA. The 8-square-kilometre (3.1 sq mi) catchment area for Lake Parramatta is bounded by North Rocks Road, Pennant Hills Road and Hunts Creek. The height of the dam wall is 15 metres (49 ft) and it creates a lake with a maximum storage capacity of 485 megalitres (17.1×10^6 cu ft), with a surface area of approximately 10.5 hectares (26 acres).The dam was the twelfth engineered dam built since Roman times 100BC, the first in Australia, and the second arch built universally that involved calculations for its construction. Water from this dam was not reticulated until 1881 when it was required to augment the then dwindling water supply. The dam wall is listed on the New South Wales State Heritage Register in recognition of its significance relating to dam technology in Australia arch dams worldwide; and has an indicative listing on the Register of the National Estate. It was added to the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 23 March 2012.On 5 December 2012 the Governor proclaimed Lake Parramatta Reserve as a 'Wildlife Refuge’ under Section 68 of the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974. The proclamation was in recognition of the diversity of wildlife and threatened species which occur in the reserve. Swimming in Lake Parramatta was permitted between 1920 and 1940; and after a prolonged period of closure due to poor water quality, was reopened to the public in 2015. Entry to the reserve is from Lackey Street, North Parramatta.

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Swedish Lake Parramatta (sjö)

Lake Parramatta är en sjö i Australien. Den ligger i delstaten New South Wales, i den sydöstra delen av landet, omkring 20 kilometer väster om delstatshuvudstaden Sydney.

Runt Lake Parramatta är det i huvudsak tätbebyggt. Runt Lake Parramatta är det mycket tätbefolkat, med 1 819 invånare per kvadratkilometer. Genomsnittlig årsnederbörd är 1 380 millimeter. Den regnigaste månaden är februari, med i genomsnitt 200 mm nederbörd, och den torraste är juli, med 36 mm nederbörd.

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English Lake Parramatta

A dam and popular recreation spot formed by damming one of the creeks which flows into the Parramatta River. Open for swimming on certain Council-sponsored event days. A few bushwalks to choose from around the lake.

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