Healey's Lagoon

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Healeys Lagoon is a 5km long iconic freshwater system on Ironbark Creek that retains many of its original high conservation features despite its use for irrigation water supply and storage, being surrounded by intensive sugar cane agriculture and subject to severe invasion by aquatic weeds. It is prized as a Barramundi habitat and retains connectivity to the Cromarty wetlands immediately downstream.

Ongoing investigations of water quality and fish communities in Healey’s Lagoon and Reed Beds Lagoon have shown that migration of catadromous fish upstream into Healey’s Lagoon is very limited.



Middle section Healy's Lagoon, © Jim Tait 2005
Middle section Healy's Lagoon, © Jim Tait 2005

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