Hattah-Kulkyne Lakes

Hattah Lakes

Hattah-Kulkyne Lakes

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  • Area: 
    955 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    34°43'S 142°22'E
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A lake system set in an extensive wetland with a complex flood hydrology operating on a two- to seven-year cycle. When flooded, the lakes become important breeding areas for egrets, cormorants and darters. The area supports several bird, fish and plant species that are endangered, rare or vulnerable in the State of Victoria. Murray River water is used for irrigation purposes.

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  • Global international designation: 
    • UNESCO Biosphere Reserve
  • National legal designation: 
    • national park - Hattah-Kulkyne National Park
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