Kerang Wetlands

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Kerang Wetlands

  • Country: 
    Australia
  • Site number: 
    265
  • Area: 
    9,419 ha
  • Designation date: 
    15-12-1982
  • Coordinates: 
    35°40'S 143°56'E
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Overview

Kerang Wetlands. 15/12/82; Victoria; 9,419 ha. 35°40'S 143°56'E. State Wildlife Reserves, Water Supply Reserves, Salinity Disposal Reserves. A system of 22 lakes and swamps. In the lower river reaches, the wetlands have variations in permanence, depth, salinity and aquatic vegetation. The site includes freshwater lakes and marshes, and brackish or saline lakes and marshes. The most diverse vegetation is exhibited in the seasonal, freshwater marshes. The area is of great importance to waterbirds, supporting large numbers of endemic and migratory species, and serves as a drought refuge. The area supports rare or vulnerable plant species. Human activities include recreation and regulated duck hunting. The lake system provides an important source of irrigation water. Ramsar site no. 265. Most recent RIS information: 1998.

Administrative region: 
Victoria

  • National legal designation: 
    • wildlife reserve
    • water supply reserve
    • salinity disposal reserve
  • Last publication date: 
    01-01-1998

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