Hattah Lakes in flood
Photo: Andy Wise
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One of the River Murray’s most unique collections of semi-permanent freshwater lakes
Hattah Lakes is most notable for its 17 semi-permanent freshwater lakes. The lakes form part of the 48,000 hectare Hattah-Kulkyne National Park. They support River Red Gum communities and a variety of native plants and animals. The lakes are also important breeding places for waterbirds.
The Living Murray First Step ecological objectives:
- Restore the aquatic vegetation zone in and around at least 50% of the lakes to increase fish and bird breeding and survival;
- Increase successful breeding events of threatened colonial water birds to at least two in ten years (Spoonbills; Little, Intermediate and Great Egrets; Night Herons; and Bitterns);
- Increase the population size of and breeding events of the endangered Murray Hardy, Australian Smelt, Gudgeons and other wetland fish.
For the Hattah Lakes Icon Site Management Plan visit the publications page.
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