is the name of both a lake
and a small township
(Australian Postcode 7210) in the eastern midlands of Tasmania
. The lake can hold 22.076 gigaliters of water. The lake was named after Charles Henry Leake
a member of the Tasmanian Legislative Council
The lake is used for recreational fishing, for brook trout, brown trout and rainbow trout.
Water flowing out from the lake has an electrical conductivity of 56 μS/cm.
Rawlinna is a locality located between the south side of the lake and Lake Yaleena, another water impoundment.
The lake was constructed after a long debate. A five meter high dam was finished in 1884. The initial capacity was 19.9 Mm3
and an area of 6 km2
. In 1971 the spillway
highest point was raised by 18 cm to increase storage capacity. Water is released for irrigation and also stored to maintain a fishing facility. Lake Leake has always been at least half full.