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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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    Managing the Southern Connections

    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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    Behind the scenes - monitoring NSW wetlands

    Mud, dust and creepy-crawlies – monitoring the wetlands of inland NSW can be a challenging but hugely rewarding job. Take a behind-the-scenes look at a typical day for OEH staff in the field.

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    See the 'Top Six Wetland Wonders' of inland NSW

    No time for a road trip? Still craving the great outdoors?
    Then sit back and enjoy our Top Six Wetland Wonders as recommended by people on the ground who are working to restore and protect the rivers and wetlands of inland New South Wales.

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    Restoring the Gingham wetlands

      Landholders and local wetlands are seeing the benefits of a homestead pipeline project in the Gwydir valley. The pipeline has replaced an open channel that carried essential water to nearby homesteads. In doing so, the project has helped restore a more natural wetting regime, allowing the wetlands to survive and thrive. The NSW Office […]

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    Fine dining from waterways

    Natasha Childs serves up a feast of information on wetland food webs. Rivers and wetlands are a haven for native wildlife. Where there’s water, there’s food…and a long list of wetland animals waiting to dine out on a menu of plants, insects, fish, frogs and more. The aquatic food web begins at a microscopic level. […]

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    Norman's Lagoon, East Albury

    Close to the heart of Albury, Norman’s Lagoon is a billabong on the Murray River floodplain which once contained clear water, high-quality diverse aquatic vegetation and significant native fish populations. The 2001-2009 drought caused a decline in the health of the Lagoon, however, a recent partnership between AlburyCity and Murray LLS has focused attention on the wetland’s restoration, a major priority for biodiversity conservation in the Albury area.

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    Hays Inlet: wetland diversity at Brisbane's doorstep

    Hays Inlet is an important conservation area in South-East Queensland which showcases a diverse range of wetland habitats. The area is of international significance as it supports migratory birds and is one of the largest and most significant wetland sites in South East Queensland. A range of activities are available for visitors, including birdwatching, boating/paddling and educational facilities (Osprey House).