River Laklan

17 April, 2010



Река  Лаклан (Lachlan River)Laklan (Lachlan River) - A river in Central Texas New South Wales, right tributary of the River Murrumbidgee.The length of Loklana 1339 km,The river originates in the Eastern Highlands of New South Wales, which is part of the Great Dividing Range, about 13 km east of the city Gunning.

From its source the river flows in a northwesterly direction, flowing through the city Qawra, Forbes, Кондоболин, then headed for the south-west,flowing through the city Hilston, Buligal,falling into the river Murrumbidgee, about 210 miles from the place of its confluence with the river Murray.

The river was first investigated in 1815 by George William Evans, who named it in honor of Lachlan Macquarie, Governor of New South Wales. 1817 , the river has been carefully researched explorer John Oxley. , during which it became clear, Fish and Loklan that are the same rivers, Fish no longer use the name.

In 1870 , on the river was flooding: in Qawra water level rose to 15,9 m After 1887 , the maximum height of the flood was recorded in June 1952 year in the village Forbes: She was 10,80 m. During the floods were evacuated over 900 Families. 1891, 1916, 1951, 1956, 1961, 1974, 1976, 1993, 1998 years.

For watershed management in the river is dammed Uayngala and created artificial reservoirs. , formed from melting snowfields. Therefore, the drain of the river throughout the year varies considerably, from time to time, causing severe flooding. spring and summer, when the rise of water logged, Loklan sometimes becomes navigable. River water used for irrigation of adjacent lands.



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