Kessell Road Ponds, Goolwa

Where is it?: These ponds are on the northern outskirts of Goolwa along Kessell Road.

Owner: Alexandrina Council

Property summary: Total area c.2.5 hectares. Hundred of Goolwa – Allotment 21

Natural Resources Management Region: Natural Resources South Australian Murray-Darling Basin

History: This area was originally known as the Goolwa Effluent Ponds. In 2010 a new wetland was constructed to assist in the filtering, polishing and storage of recycled stormwater for use parks, gardens and recreation areas into the future.

Habitat: Australian native shrubs and trees have been planted through the area.

Total Species Recorded to Date: 143 (non-passerines 93, passerines 50)

Common Species: Australasian Shoveler, Pacific Black Duck, Grey Teal, Hardhead, Red-kneed Dotterel, Black-fronted Dotterel

Less Common Species: Chestnut Teal, Freckled Duck, Yellow-billed Spoonbill, Glossy Ibis, Common Sandpiper

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