Kangaroo Lake

Water Storage Levels

Last Updated 27/03/2017
94.6%
96.3%
97.4%
97.1%
96.7%
Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar
Current Volume 38395
% of Capacity 96.69
Capacity (ML) 39710

Recreational Facilities

Large Grassed Area Car Parking Boat Ramp Fishing Playground Equipment BBQ

Facts & Figures

Name Kangaroo Lake
Stream
Year of Completion
Construction
Full Supply Level m AHD
Capacity ML
Area Submerged ha
Main Embankment Length m
Main Embankment Height m
Hydro-electric Generation MW

Location

Water skiing at Kangaroo LakeKangaroo Lake is one of the largest and deepest permanent freshwater lakes supplied by the Torrumbarry Irrigation System.  It lies on the western side of the Murray Valley Highway between Swan Hill and Kerang.

History

Kangaroo Lake is connected to the system via the No. 7 channel system through Third Lake.  The No. 7 channel continues northwards out of Kangaroo Lake and outfalls into the Little River Murray at Fish Point, supplying the Mystic Park, Tresco and Fish Point areas en-route.

Interesting Information

A former Prime Minister of Australia was born at Kangaroo Lake.  The Right Honourable Sir John Grey Gorton was Prime Minister from 1968 to 1971. Gorton’s Drive and Gorton’s Point were named after the Gorton Family.

Another former Kangaroo Lake resident, Dr Stanley Argyle, went on the become Premier of Victorian from 1932 – 35 and then knighted as Sir Stanley Argyle.

Operations

Kangaroo Lake is also part of the Victorian Mid Murray Storages (VMMS) project and under the operating regime under normal climatic conditions it will be held at its normal operating level during February to enable it to supply Torrumbarry System irrigation demands.  Discharges would generally occur during the later months of the irrigation season, generally March and April.  Recreation and boating activities will remain unchanged at Kangaroo Lake.

Land and On-Water Management Plan

Land and On-Water Management Plans will guide how G-MW and other agencies manage activities, facilities and development on and around water storages. The Plans focus on cultural, recreational, environmental and water quality management issues at water storages but are not designed to make recommendations on storage operations – such as water levels and releases.

In the future a Land and On-Water Management Plan will be produced for Kangaroo Lake.

Recreation and Tourism at Kangaroo Lake

Facilities Available

Large Grassed Area Large Grassed Area
Car Parking Car Parking
Boat Ramp Boat Ramp
Playground Equipment Playground Equipment
Fishing Fishing
BBQ BBQ
Please observe all signs and directions around our storages for information on recreational activities. Refer to the Land and On-Water Management Plan (if provided above) for detailed information on the facilities available.

Further Information

Kangaroo Lake, as Lake Boga and Lake Charm is very popular for recreational boating and water sports.  It is surrounded by horticultural farming and residents enjoy spectacular lake views.

Caravan Parks & Accommodation

There is one caravan park at the North end of the Lake.