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|Location||Near Gunbower, Victoria|
|Lake type||freshwater lake|
|Max. length||7 km (4.3 mi)|
|Max. width||4 km (2.5 mi)|
|Surface area||24 km2 (9.3 sq mi)|
|Average depth||3 m (9.8 ft)|
|Water volume||51,730 megalitres maximum capacity|
|Surface elevation||85 m (279 ft)|
Kow Swamp is in the Murray River valley, about 4.5 kilometres (2.8 mi) west of the town of Gunbower and the Murray River, in the Shire of Campaspe. Its name comes from the Aboriginal word Ghow means the white gypsum soil found at the swamp. It is a popular site for recreational fishing. The lake is about 7 by 4 kilometres (4.3 by 2.5 mi). Its circumference is 15 kilometres (9.3 mi).
- "Kow Swamp". Goulburn-Murray Water. http://www.g-mwater.com.au/water-resources/storages/kowswamp. Retrieved 2012-03-04.