Beldora/Spectacle Lakes

The Beldora/Spectacle Lakes Wetland Complex, 10km south of Barmera, is a privately owned wetland complex. It has both permanent and temporary areas and one permanent connection to the river. The management is predominantly undertaken by a trust, assisted by BBL and departmental staff.

Infrastructure has been installed to allow for hydrological and carp management. In 2013/14, the site was chosen to be included in the Riverine Recovery Project, run by the Department for Environment, Water and Natural Resources, which resulted in an updated management plan and a new regulator installed at the entrance to the wetland complex.

BBL, assisted by departmental staff and the Beldora/Spectacle Lakes Wetlands volunteers, monitors ground water, surface water and photo points at the reserve 4x a year.