Tag Archives: River Murray

New life on Murray floodplains

Six weeks on from the recent flood in the South Australian Murray Valley, floodplains and wetlands are in the best condition seen since the floods of 1990-93. The dominant response is vibrant, vigorous growth of groundcovers, shrubs and trees. A … 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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Black box trees in glorious flower!

Black box trees flower mostly in summer, right? Wrong!! At least this year, for the first time since the start of monitoring black box in 2004, the majority of trees are in full glorious flower in winter! The working hypothesis … 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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WHERE IS THE RIVER MURRAY IN THE STATE ELECTION?

The River Murray is notably absent from the lists of voter concerns and policy speeches in the lead-up to the SA election on 15 March. What happened to all that angst and concern for our lifeline, our vital water resource? … Continue reading

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WORKING WITH NATURE TO REPAIR RIVER MURRAY FLOODPLAIN

On the River Murray floodplain in late summer 2013, there are signs of new life everywhere. Nature delivered a ‘get out of jail free’ card with floods in 2010, 2011 and 2012 which brought millions of seedlings to life. These … Continue reading

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