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The Largest Artificial Lake in the World.

111 the March number of the English "'lllustrated Magazine" Mr Grant Allen ,tells the story of liA Submerged Village" at/Jiahwddyn (pronounced. ''Thlanoothen"), where n reservoir has been constructed for supplying Liverpool with water. He s-ay« : "The visitor who goes up to Vyrnwy Lake to-day in clear sunny weather sees before his eyes the huge baivk of stone that hems in and restrains the enormous mass of water, five miles long by half a mile broail, the largest artificial mery, i suppose, now anywhere existing behind a masonry embankment." If this is all, Now Zealand can now boast of the largest artificial lake in the world ; for behind the masonry embankment at Lake Onslow, tlio properly of the Roxburgh Mining Company, there in enclosed all area of four miles long by two miles and a half in width—nearly, if noi, quite, four times the area of the Welsh reservoir. New Zealand, therefore, takes the cake.

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The Largest Artificial Lake in the World., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XIV, Issue 2431, 16 May 1890

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The Largest Artificial Lake in the World. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XIV, Issue 2431, 16 May 1890

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