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Chowilla Floodplain and Lindsay–Wallpolla Islands

Monoman Island Horseshoe, Chowilla Wetlands
Monoman Island Horseshoe,
Chowilla Wetlands

The Chowilla Floodplain component of this icon site covers over 17,000 ha across New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia. Because of its remote location, Chowilla is relatively unaffected by irrigation and other development and much of its natural character has been preserved.

Included in this icon site are the Lindsay–Wallpolla Islands, including Mulcra Island, and their floodplains. Together this part of the icon site covers almost 20,000 ha and supports many threatened native plants, animals and fish species.

Our vision for the Chowilla Floodplain is to maintain its high biodiversity values. Our vision for the Lindsay, Wallpolla and Mulcra islands and their floodplains is to restore and maintain the health of their ecological communities, to ensure that native species not only survive but also flourish there.

More information about the ecological objectives for Chowilla Floodplain and the Lindsay–Wallpolla Islands

Environmental delivery

Lake Littra, Chowilla Wetlands after environmental watering
Lake Littra, Chowilla Wetlands
after environmental watering

Under The Living Murray program, the Chowilla Floodplain and Lindsay–Wallpolla Islands icon site is provided with environmental water to help achieve its ecological objectives.

More information about environmental delivery for Chowilla Floodplain and Lindsay–Wallpolla Islands

Revised environmental water management plans based on updated scientific information have been developed for the Chowilla Floodplain and Lindsay–Wallpolla Islands.

More information about the Chowilla Floodplain and Lindsay–Wallpolla Islands environmental water management plans

TLM environmental works and measures

Fishing in the backwaters of the Murray River in Wallpolla State Forest
Fishing in the backwaters of the
Murray River in Wallpolla State
Forest

The environmental works and measures program funds infrastructure to deliver and manage water at TLM icon sites, including Chowilla Floodplain and Lindsay-Wallpolla Islands.

TLM environmental monitoring

We monitor the environmental health of the Chowilla Floodplain and Lindsay–Wallpolla Islands to assess whether we are meeting their needs under The Living Murray objectives.

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