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Lake Coorong is an eutrophic lake located in the Wimmera region of western Victoria, Australia. The lake is located adjacent to the township of Hopetoun. After more than a decade of drought, in early 2011 the lake filled as a result of flooding in the region.[3]

Lake Coorong
Lake Coorong is located in Victoria
Lake Coorong
Lake Coorong
Location in Victoria
LocationWimmera, Victoria
Coordinates35°44′1.5″S 142°23′20.5″E / 35.733750°S 142.389028°E / -35.733750; 142.389028Coordinates: 35°44′1.5″S 142°23′20.5″E / 35.733750°S 142.389028°E / -35.733750; 142.389028[1]
Primary inflowsYarriambiack Creek
Primary outflowsevaporation
Basin countriesAustralia
Surface area100 ha (250 acres)

In the local indigenous Wergaia language, the river is named Yarak, with "Yarak" representing the lake and surrounding country; and also Gurrong with the word meaning "canoe".[4][5]

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  1. ^ "Lake Coorong (VIC)". Gazetteer of Australia online. Geoscience Australia, Australian Government.
  2. ^ "Map of Lake Coorong, VIC". Bonzle Digiral Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 27 October 2014.
  3. ^ "Wimmera waterways". Wimmera Catchment Management Authority. Victorian Government. Retrieved 27 October 2014.
  4. ^ "Lake Coorong (entry )". VICNAMES. Government of Victoria. Retrieved 27 October 2014.
  5. ^ Smyth, Robert Brough (1878). The Aborigines of Victoria. Melbourne: Victorian Government Printer. p. 176.