Yellowrock Wetland enhancement Back Creek floodgate remediation

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A network of drainage and floodgates was constructed along Back Creek, a small waterway which connects the Kalang River to the Bellinger River, to restrict tidal ingress and rapidly remove unwanted water from the lowlands. This influenced the hydrology of small areas of saltmarsh and mangrove forest which are considered important fish habitat. This project is the second stage in an ongoing program to reinstate natural hydrology to estuarine wetlands through upgrading a series of degraded floodgates to a best-practice management regime, reinstating natural hydrology to 20 ha of wetland and fish passage to 2.3 kilometres of waterway. Completed in 2012.

Organisation Wetland Care Australia

Scott Nichols, Ph: (02) 6626 1396, email: [email protected]

Funding Body NSW Habitat Action Grant, in-kind support