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Map of Tooms Lake, TAS 7209

Tooms Lake is the name of both a lake and a village in the eastern midlands of Tasmania. The lake is artificial and shallow covering 6.6 km2 (2.5 sq mi)

The lake was once a wetland and was a Tasmanian aboriginal meeting place The indigenous name for this place was moyenteleea.

The lake can hold 25.362 gigaliters of water. The catchment area is 60.2 km². It is drained by the Tooms River, which flows into the Macquarie River The lake is reached by the gravel Tooms Lake Road 83 km from Hobart. Seaplanes land on the lake several times per year.

The lake is used for recreational fishing, for brown and rainbow trout. Brown trout were introduced in 1904 and rainbow trout were released around 1908. Trout are usually 1 to 1 1⁄2 kg (2.2 to 3.3 lb) with the largest 2 1⁄2 kg (5.5 lb). Kuth Energy is drilling a geothermal energy exploration borehole in the area called Tooms1.

Other creatures found in Tooms Lake are Galaxias maculatus or jollytail.



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