Sharing the Benefits of Environmental Watering
“The birds on the lake are a real spectacle, particularly in the early morning and evening. Through their display, the waterbirds are demonstrating the value of environmental watering, not just for the flora and fauna but for the wider community, that is made richer for their presence.” – Sharyon Peart, Chair, Mallee CMA
129 community engagement participants
Victorian Environmental Water Holder
Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning
About the Project
Lake Hawthorn is a natural floodplain wetland. Changes in climate, river regulation and improved irrigation practices have meant that the lake, which was once a hub for water-based activities, had dried out, only to be filled in times of localised flooding.
The environmental watering at Lake Hawthorn has not only transformed a unique ephemeral lake, it has enriched the lives of the lake community, giving people a new focus for social and educational endeavours.
Read more about this project in the Victorian CMAs Actions and Achievements Report 2016/2017 (PDF)
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