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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
Location Wimmera, Victoria
Coordinates 35°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]
Type Eutrophic
Primary inflows Yarriambiack Creek
Primary outflows evaporation
Basin countries Australia
Surface area 100 ha (250 acres)
References [2]

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.