Hattah-Kulkyne National Park is situated in north-western Victoria adjacent to the River Murray (Figure 5.2.4) The national park contains a complex of more than 20 semipermanent freshwater lakes known collectively as Hattah Lakes. The ecology of the lakes and floodplain is strongly influenced by flooding regimes of the River Murray. The construction of a permanent pump station, regulators and levees at Hattah Lakes in 2013 has enabled greater volumes of water for the environment to be delivered to the site, to return a more-natural, healthy pattern of flooding to the lakes.
Hattah Lakes is an important place for Traditional Owners and their Nations. Currently there is no Registered Aboriginal Party for the region and the Mallee CMA involves the region's Traditional Owners in the management of Hattah Lakes through its Aboriginal Reference Group, which includes First Peoples of the Millewa-Mallee and the Wadi Wadi and Tati Tati Traditional Owners.