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Stranger Pond
Looking northwest over (Lower) Stranger Pond, 2007
Stranger Pond is located in Australian Capital Territory
Stranger Pond
Stranger Pond
Location in Australian Capital Territory
Location Bonython, Australian Capital Territory
Coordinates 35°25′47″S 149°4′11″E / 35.42972°S 149.06972°E / -35.42972; 149.06972
Lake type Artificial lake
Primary inflows Urban and rural stormwater
Primary outflows Murrumbidgee River, in times of flood only
Surface area 8.5 hectares (21 acres)

Stranger Pond, a series of two artificial lakes sourced from stormwater discharge from urban and rural areas, are located in the Tuggeranong district of Canberra, within the Australian Capital Territory, Australia. One is called 'Upper Stranger Pond' and is located in the suburb of Isabella Plains. The other is called 'Lower Stranger Pond' and is located in the suburb of Bonython. Lower Stranger Pond is widely known simply as 'Stranger Pond'. Google Maps only labels one of the two ponds - that being the one in Bonython and calls it 'Stranger Pond.'


Wombat at stranger pond
A wombat enjoying the sunset, Stranger Pond, 2007

Stranger Pond was created by the construction of a dam in 1989 across a natural drainage channel, coinciding with urban development in the district. The ponds were built as sediment traps for soil and debris, and to improve the quality of the water flowing into the Murrumbidgee River. Upper Stranger Pond comprises a surface area of 4.4 hectares (11 acres), while Lower Stranger Pond comprises a surface area of 4.1 hectares (10 acres).

Native wildlife, such as pelicans, swans, kangaroos, and wombats, can be found in and around Stranger Pond. In the pond, Carp and Redfin can be caught; carp have been recorded up to 8 kilograms (18 lb) and can be caught on corn; redfin can be caught on celtas and small softplastics, as well as flies. A comprehensive list of bird life can be found at: eBird Hotspot: Stranger Pond

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