Rocky Gully is in the Mannum-Wellington region of the River Murray in South Australia.
The Murray hardyhead is a threatened species of freshwater fish listed as vulnerable under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999. Rocky Gully is one of the last remaining refuge sites in the Murray-Darling Basin for the Murray hardyhead and an important habitat for waterbirds, frogs, macro invertebrates and other native fish.
In 2009 the site was allocated Commonwealth environmental water to help maintain the wetland and the fish and wildlife populations.
Before and after photos
These images demonstrate the dramatic effects environmental watering has had on Rocky Gully throughout March to November 2009.