Floods and the Environment

Floods play a vital role in supporting ecosystems within floodplains, wetlands, billabongs, rivers and streams.

Some birds rely on floods that provide the necessary signal for breeding. Some fish and other aquatic species also rely on flood inundation of wetlands and billabongs for spawning. In some cases, prolonged flooding up to several months is essential for successful breeding.

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Page Last Updated: Thursday 22 July, 2010