In-stream Habitat

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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

    Natasha Childs runs through what is being done to keep fish happy in central Murray rivers. Rivers in the central Murray valley once teemed with native fish like Golden perch and Murray cod, both primary sources of food for Aboriginal people. These large-bodied fish were also abundant during the early days of European settlement, and […]

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    Supporting river systems: why cross-border watering works

    Natasha Childs explains the system-wide approach being taken to look after this network of rivers. The Southern Connected Basin is a network of rivers that feed into the Murray River between the Hume Dam and the sea. The network includes Victoria’s Goulburn, Campaspe and Loddon rivers, along with the Murrumbidgee, Edward-Wakool, Darling Rivers and, occasionally, […]

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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.