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.
- Monitoring of the Health and Fish Passage Issues of Healey’s Lagoon Following Removal of an Extensive Mat of Floating Aquatic Weeds
- Fish Passage Issues of Healey’s Lagoon following Investigation of Water Quality Issues Impacting on Fish Migration - ACTFR Report No 06/22, November 2006
- Examination of Fish Passage Into Healey’s Lagoon and Ironbark Creek, Haughton River Catchment, North Queensland
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