Bottle Bend in New South Wales has become an “icon site” but is famous for all the wrong reasons. A bright orange, muddy depression surrounded by ghost white trees with no leaves – the smell of rotten egg gas. What went wrong? Acid sulfate soils buried beneath the wetland became exposed to the air during the prolonged drought, resulting in acidic water and the death of fish, trees and plants.
Fletchers Creek is an ephemeral creek, that when flows, empties into Fletchers Lake and is located about 7 km north-west of Dareton, in western New South Wales.
The Murray Darling Wetlands Working Group Ltd. and the Barkindji Maraura Elders Environment Team have entered into a partnership project to deliver and monitor environmental water to Fletchers Creek.