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Rocky Gully, South Australia

Commonwealth Environmental Water Office, 2009

Rocky Gully is in the Mannum-Wellington region of the River Murray in South Australia.

The Murray hardyhead is a threatened species of freshwater fish listed as vulnerable under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999. Rocky Gully is one of the last remaining refuge sites in the Murray-Darling Basin for the Murray hardyhead and an important habitat for waterbirds, frogs, macro invertebrates and other native fish.

In 2009 the site was allocated Commonwealth environmental water to help maintain the wetland and the fish and wildlife populations.

Before and after photos

These images demonstrate the dramatic effects environmental watering has had on Rocky Gully throughout March to November 2009.

 Before watering

View 1: Rocky Gully (March 2009)

 After watering

View 1: Rocky Gully (November 2009)

 Before watering

View 2: Rocky Gully (March 2009)

 After watering

View 2: Rocky Gully (November 2009)

 Before watering

View 3: Rocky Gully (March 2009)

 After watering

View 3: Rocky Gully (November 2009)