Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve

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Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve is located in Northern Territory
Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve
Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve
Nearest town or city Middle Point, Northern Territory
Established 13 August 1982[1]
Managing authorities Parks and Wildlife Commission of the Northern Territory

The Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve is a wetland area approximately 70 km (43 mi) east of Darwin in the Northern Territory of Australia.

Fogg Dam during the Build-Up

It lies within the Adelaide and Mary River Floodplains, which is an Important Bird Area. It attracts a wide range of local and migratory water birds and other wildlife including one of the largest populations of snakes within Australia (including the Water Python and Death Adder), and includes a raised observation platform. Saltwater Crocodiles move into the Fogg Dam area during the wet season when the reserve is inaccessible by people, although by the time the dry season arrives usually only a few crocodiles remain in the wetlands, as they prefer the rivers and billabongs.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Place Names Register Extract". Northern Territory Land Information System. Northern Territory Government. Retrieved 3 June 2011. 

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Coordinates: 12°34′02″S 131°17′57″E / 12.567185°S 131.299105°E / -12.567185; 131.299105