Macquarie Marshes critical needs

As a result of the severe drought in northern inland NSW and the wildfires that had burnt sections of the Northern Reedbeds, the Marshes by 2020 were in severe decline. With tributary inflows occurring in the Macquarie River in April, the department delayed initial access to supplementary flows by water users to ensure that sufficient flows could reach the Northern Marshes to inundate the reedbeds.

More information is provided in the fact sheet.