Round Lake remained permanently inundated and continued to receive a series of top-ups to maintain suitable conditions for Murray hardyhead. The wetland also provide feeding conditions for a variety of waterbirds although compared to recent years the average number of birds observed during the spring and summer period dropped from 1,600 to 750, with the number of observed species richness also decreasing from 15 to 8 species.
The majority of waterbirds recorded at the wetland were deep water foragers such as Eurasian coot and black swan. Low numbers of diving and dabbling ducks were also recorded. Threatened species recorded at Round Lake include blue-billed duck and musk duck.