Yarnel Lagoon

Yarnel Lagoon

Yarnel Lagoon is a small wetland located on Wallaroi Creek, approximately 15-km south of Condobolin. It is an important breeding site for 9 species of frogs and Brolga. For this reason it has been selected as a regionally significant wetland as it is important as a habitat for a number of animal taxa at a vulnerable stage in their life cycles, and provides a refuge when adverse conditions such as drought prevails. The current ecological condition is considered good.

The draft ‘Yarnel Lagoon Wetland Management Plan’ which describes the lagoon, its distinctive ecological values and sets out how those values can be maintained in terms of water regime is still under development.

Location of Yarnel Lagoon on Wallaroi Creek, showing approximate positions of earthern blockbank (orange bar) and concrete sill (orange arrow). Aerial imagery, NSW Land and Property Management Authority SIX Viewer © NSW Lands 2008. Downloaded 4th June 2010.

Location of Yarnel Lagoon on Wallaroi Creek, showing approximate positions of earthern blockbank
(orange bar) and concrete sill (orange arrow). Aerial imagery, NSW Land and Property Management
Authority SIX Viewer © NSW Lands 2008. Downloaded 4th June 2010.

Panoramic view of Yarnel Lagoon (Image: Patrick Driver, NoW, 8 November 2013)

Panoramic view of Yarnel Lagoon (Image: Patrick Driver, NoW, 8 November 2013)

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