Catfish Billabong is a 65-hectare wetland within the Mallee Catchment in north-west Victoria.
The site has been identified by the Mallee Waterway Management Strategy (MWMS) as a priority for management because of the high environmental, social and cultural heritage values it supports.
The development of a new billabong regulator structure enables the billabong to replicate a more natural state, through wetting and drying cycles, giving local flora and fauna opportunities to benefit.
Fish will also be able to enter the system when the gates are open, while fish eggs and larvae can leave the wetland system during the drawdown (draining) phase.
The Combination Gate operates in several modes, including undershot and overshot, to create safe fish passage and regulate flows to and from the wetland for environmental watering.