Chowilla Floodplain, South Australia
The Chowilla Floodplain is north of Renmark and straddles the South Australian and New South Wales border. The Floodplain covers 17,700 hectares and is part of the Lindsay-Wallpolla Islands icon site under The Living Murray program. It is the largest area of remaining natural riverine forest along the lower River Murray.
In 2009 environmental water was delivered to the Floodplain. The water went to a number of sites, including Brandybottle Waterhole, Chowilla Horseshoe, Lock 6 Depression.Other sites included Gum Flat and Slaney's Billabong, Pilby Creek and Bunyip Hole.
Before and after photos
These images demonstrate the dramatic effects environmental watering has had on the Chowilla Floodplain throughout March to November 2009