These images demonstrate the dramatic effects environmental watering has had on Hattah Lakes throughout April to November 2009
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Chalka Creek, Hattah Lakes (April 2009)
The Hattah Lakes is in north-west Victoria.
Chalka Creek, Hattah Lakes (November 2009)
It is part of the broader, internationally significant Hattah-Kulkyne Lakes site, listed under the Ramsar Convention.
Lake Little Hattah, Hattah Lakes (April 2009)
In 2009 environmental water was delivered to Hattah Lakes, with additional water expected in 2010.
Lake Little Hattah, Hattah Lakes (November 2009)
The 2010 water will help to maintain the health of severely stressed river red gums and provide important drought refuge for waterbirds.
Lake Lockie, Hattah Lakes (April 2009)
Other wetland dependent species will also benefit including turtles and frogs.
Lake Lockie, Hattah Lakes (November 2009)
Watering at this site aims to avoid irretrievable loss of iconic plant and wildlife.