The Boort wetlands are on the floodplain west of the Loddon River, downstream of Loddon Weir. They consist of temporary and permanent freshwater lakes and swamps: Lake Boort, Lake Leaghur, Lake Yando, Little Lake Meran and Lake Meran. Together, the Boort wetlands cover over 800 ha. There are several other wetlands in the district, but they are currently not managed with water for the environmental.
The Boort wetlands are an important place for Traditional Owners and their Nations. The Registered Aboriginal Party (RAP) in the region is the Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation. Representatives from the RAP and from Barapa Barapa and Wamba Wemba Traditional Owners were engaged during the preparation of the Boort wetlands seasonal watering proposal.