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    Community groups work to revive cattie numbers

    The future of the endangered native Eel-tail Catfish (Tandanus tandanus) is looking brighter after efforts by the Deniliquin community to reestablish Catfish populations in the Edward-Wakool system. Eel-tail Catfish were once prevalent in the Edward-Wakool river system, but are now considered almost locally extinct. The future of these fish within the Edward-Wakool system has been […]

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    Discovering threatened species in the Billabong Yanco region

    Recent surveys of the condition of natural resources within the Billabong Yanco region funded by Murray Local Land Services (MLLS) have had the added bonus of discovering two rare and threatened species, Trout cod and Southern Bell Frogs. Both species have suffered widespread declines in their distribution and abundance across NSW including the study region. […]

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    Clever Ways with Water

    In seven regions across the Murray-Darling Basin there is a lot of monitoring, measuring, analysing and testing going on. Why? To learn how environmental water impacts native plants, animals and ecosystems in different riverine environments. The focus of this work is to collect data across seven ‘selected areas’ (see map) in a consistent manner, to […]

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    Follow that frog - in the Lachlan valley

    When the creeks run dry and the temperature rises, where do all the frogs go?

    Amphibians are among the first animals to respond when water arrives in a wetland. Their croaking chorus creates a din that can be heard kilometres away. But how do inland frogs survive Australia’s hot dry summers when running water can all but disappear?

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    Working together to support native fish

    The science behind water management is helping to provide healthy habitat capable of sustaining native fish throughout their lifetime. Environmental water is a key component of this process with promising outcomes in Murrumbidgee rivers and wetlands.

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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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    Feathered frenzy at Yanga wetlands

    A new generation of waterbirds has taken flight from nesting sites at Yanga National Park, near Balranald. Hundreds of egrets, night herons and cormorants have completed their breeding cycles in the park.  Environmental water created ideal conditions for the breeding event – a first for internationally recognised great egrets in the park since 2011.  The […]

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    Water rats return after environmental water

    It’s a native animal with an image crisis.  The water rat – an Australian mammal – is often mistaken for its introduced cousins, the black rat and brown rat.  The Australian water rat behaves more like an otter and has a positive and important role to play in the floodplain ecosystem.  At Burrawang, near Condobolin, […]