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Hattah Lakes, Victoria

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The Hattah Lakes are in north-west Victoria. It is part of the broader, internationally significant Hattah-Kulkyne Lakes site, listed under the Ramsar Convention.

Watering at this site aimed to avoid irretrievable loss of iconic plant and wildlife and help to maintain the health of severely stressed river red gums and provide important drought refuge for waterbirds. Other wetland dependent species will also benefit including turtles and frogs.

Before and after photos

These images demonstrate the dramatic effects environmental watering has had on Hattah Lakes throughout April to November 2009

 Before watering

Chalka Creek, Hattah Lakes (April 2009)

 After watering

Chalka Creek, Hattah Lakes (November 2009)

 Before watering

Lake Little Hattah, Hattah Lakes (April 2009)

 After watering

Lake Little Hattah, Hattah Lakes (November 2009)

 Before watering

Lake Lockie, Hattah Lakes (April 2009)

 After watering

Lake Lockie, Hattah Lakes (November 2009)