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Lake Barrine

The crater that became Lake Barrine, on the Atherton Tableland, north Queensland, formed about 17,000 years ago when rising lava came in contact with groundwater, the resulting steam building up enough pressure to cause a series of steam explosions that blaster the centre out of the volcano. The crater that was formed filled with rain water to become the present-day lake that is about 1 km wide and has an average depth of about 65 m, with a circumference of about 4.5 km. It is 730 m above sea level. It has no streams that enter or leave it, being kept full solely by rainwater. It is the largest volcanic lake in the area.

Links

  1. Volcanoes of Australia
  2. List of Volcanoes in Australia
  3. Lake Barrine - Wikipedia

 

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