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Riverine plants and animals require particular habitats and water flows to thrive unfortunately these have been significantly altered through human intervention. Here we are trying to 'put back' what we have taken away.

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    Fish friendly flows in the central Murray

    Darren Baldwin, La Trobe University For much of this year, up to 1,700 kilometres of the Murray River has been hit by a serious outbreak of potentially toxic blue-green algae, which has flourished in the hotter-than-average conditions. After three months, the river is now recovering with the arrival of wet weather. But we are unlikely […]

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    Supporting river systems: why cross-border watering works

    Darren Baldwin, La Trobe University For much of this year, up to 1,700 kilometres of the Murray River has been hit by a serious outbreak of potentially toxic blue-green algae, which has flourished in the hotter-than-average conditions. After three months, the river is now recovering with the arrival of wet weather. But we are unlikely […]

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    Keeping watch over a wandering wetland

    It’s big. It’s complex. And it’s on the move. But don’t be alarmed. Scientists are keeping a close eye on this wandering giant. The Macquarie Marshes have a long history of change, and scientists are helping to tell the story.

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    Hopkins Wetlands

    The Glenelg Hopkins catchment has more than 5,400 wetlands, covering 73,000 ha or three per cent of the region’s area. This represents 14 per cent of Victoria’s total area of wetlands and 44 per cent of the state’s total number of wetlands.