Category Archives: wetlands

Water flowing down the River Murray to South Australia is not wasted!

There is a convenient view by upstream communities and their political representatives that River Murray water flowing to South Australia just evaporates and is wasted. All communities should have a fair share of the limited water available, with enough left … Continue reading

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After the Flood . . .

The health of the River Murray valley in South Australia is showing dramatic improvement following a very useful seasonal flood in spring-summer 2016. The flow event peaked at 94,865 ML/d at the South Australian border on 30 November 2016 and … Continue reading

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Water, water everywhere!

Flood flows have reached the barrages and the Murray Mouth, already at 48,000 ML/d and predicted to go as high as 80,000 ML/d by December. What a difference from just four months ago, when a forecast of drought conditions led … Continue reading

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Sharing environmental watering success!

Beautiful Banrock Station was the location for an inspiring and positive meeting this week, the Nature Foundation SA Water For Nature Exchange. A group of wetland managers, NGO staff, agency staff, researchers and landholders tried not to be distracted by the magnetic … Continue reading

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The frog effect

The first reaction of landholders to the idea of environmental watering on their properties is usually cautious reservation. However, once water starts flowing onto their land, they are won over extraordinarily quickly by the sound of frogs and the sight … Continue reading

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Happy World Wetlands Day!

World Wetlands Day has been greeted with life-giving rains in South Australia, as ex-cyclone Stan sweeps across the countryside. The rainfall is a very special bonus for Murray Valley  wetlands. This will help keep young black box seedlings and saplings going, as … Continue reading

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Just add water

It’s so simple — just add water and watch the magic as wetlands respond. The magic is happening at Yarra Creek in the Murray Valley upstream of Waikerie, thanks to environmental water that has been pumped into the site since … Continue reading

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