Of some 2,000 natural wetlands in the Goulburn Broken area, only three in the Broken catchment (Black Swamp, Kinnairds Wetland and Moodie Swamp) can receive environmental water.
The Broken wetlands have been and continue to be places of significance for the Traditional Owners of the Yorta Yorta Nation. The wetlands traditionally provided a rich and diverse supply of plant and animal resources for food, medicines, shelter, clothing and tools. Some of the sites have artefacts and scar trees recorded in or adjacent to them.
The wetlands support a range of recreational activities including birdwatching, bike riding, bush walking and camping. Moodie Swamp and Black Swamp are state game reserves.