AS water starts to flow in town, further south at Bool Lagoon things are starting to get running too.
Over the past two weeks Mosquito Creek has been flowing with over two gigalitres running into Hacks Lagoon.
As a result of the overflow from Hacks Lagoon, Bool Lagoon is starting to fill and water birds have started nesting.
"It's amazing how quick they come back," DEWNR district ranger Brian Robins said. "As soon as water appears so do they."
The increased activity at the reserve has also brought tourists in to appreciate the view.
Authorities have been busy this year making improvements to the reserve.
Natural Resources SE's Abigail Goodman said construction had been done at the reserve earlier this year to raise the seal around Hacks Lagoon by 40cm.
"Now water should be able to be held in longer," she said. "This will allow frogs and other wildlife to continue their life cycle."
Surrounding landholders were consulted in the design phase of the project to ensure a model was created which would avoid flooding the area around the lagoons when the seal was raised.
This work, along with Penola High School students taking part in a planting day in early July, had made improvements to the ecosystem of the reserve which it is hoped will provide a better habitat for the local wildlife which populates the area.