Mid Lachlan Floodplains and Anabranches

Mid Lachlan Floodplain and Anabranches

The reaches of the mid-Lachlan contains ox-bow and floodplain billabongs, anabranch streams and ephemeral lakes. The mid-Lachlan vegetation includes River Red Gum,  River She-oak (Casuarina cunninghamiana), Lignum, Black Box, Blakely’s Red Gum (Eucalyptus blakelyi), Apple Box (Eucalyptus bridgesiana), Bimble Box (Eucalyptus populnea), Weeping Myall (Acacia pendula), Swamp Cane grass and Yellow Box (Eucalyptus melliodora). Waterbird species found in the area include the Straw-necked Ibis (Threskiornis spinicollis), Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus), Australasian Bittern, Jabiru (Xenorhynchus asiaticus), Blue-billed Duck, Painted Snipe and Freckled Duck. The Southern Bell Frog (Litoria raniformis), a threatened species, was historically recorded in the mid-Lachlan. Gilgai depressions are found throughout the mid-Lachlan floodplain and often support Weeping Myall, Belah (Casuarina cristata), Black Box, Rosewood (Heterodendrum oleifolium) and River Cooba.

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