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Richardson's Lagoon

Richardson's Lagoon

During spring, Richardson's Lagoon was filled from near empty and overtopped to inundate a small section of the adjacent floodplain.

The event created a range of habitat types for waterbird resting, nesting and feeding and supported floodplain plants communities that have not received water since environmental water was delivered in spring 2012. The event saw up to 19 different waterbird species utilising the wetland, with particularly high abundance of grey teal, Australian pelican and Pacific black duck.

Threatened species recorded at Richardson's Lagoon include blue-billed duck, intermediate egret and royal spoonbill as well as a group of at least five brolga.