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These projects are managing allocations of water to achieve environmental and ecological outcomes in wetlands, rivers and underground.

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    Building a stronger wetland food web

    What do tadpoles eat? It may seem a simple question, but the answer could play an important role in deciding when and how often local wetlands receive water.

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    More wet equals more green in the marshes

    In 1991 a group of botanists headed out beyond the Great Divide to map the vegetation of the Macquarie Marshes for the very first time. The project would lay a foundation for several repeat surveys, the latest of which took place earlier this year.

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    Carp pushing up daisies in the mid-Murray

    Carp numbers in the mid-Murray region have taken a hit with 30 tonnes of the introduced pest removed from Moira Lake this winter (2015). The carp are destined to become fertiliser, leaving native fish in the system to enjoy reduced competition for food and habitat.

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    Water at work…

    From their cool, quiet hiding places on the banks of Speewa Creek, three frog species have emerged after environmental water revived their wetland habitat. An environmental flow of 500 megalitres was delivered to the creek, north of Swan Hill, in June 2014.

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    New lease on life for Bottle Bend

    Black Box woodlands are bouncing back to health after environmental water provided a much-needed boost in the Bottle Bend Reserve near Mildura. A 423 hectare site, including Black Box woodland and wetland vegetation, received environmental flows during 2012 – 2014, resulting in an impressive flora and fauna response.

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    The sound of success

    The endangered Southern Bell Frog has returned to the Lachlan River following environmental flows in 2013. Researchers were excited to discover they had returned, following careful and well-planned use of environmental water.

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    Promoting healthy ecosystems and communities in the Billabong-Yanco region

    What do tadpoles eat? It may seem a simple question, but the answer could play an important role in deciding when, and how often, local wetlands receive water. Research is revealing the important role tadpoles play in the wetland food web.  Environmental water is helping to provide the conditions tadpoles need to flourish and in […]

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    Can a bird say 'cheese'?

    A network of remote surveillance cameras is providing new insights into wetland health and animal behaviour in the Gwydir valley.

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    Protecting the Murray Hardyhead

    What do tadpoles eat? It may seem a simple question, but the answer could play an important role in deciding when, and how often, local wetlands receive water. Research is revealing the important role tadpoles play in the wetland food web.  Environmental water is helping to provide the conditions tadpoles need to flourish and in […]

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    Clontarf dancers inspired by ibis

    What do tadpoles eat? It may seem a simple question, but the answer could play an important role in deciding when, and how often, local wetlands receive water. Research is revealing the important role tadpoles play in the wetland food web.  Environmental water is helping to provide the conditions tadpoles need to flourish and in […]