Helping Goulburn River native fish

Wednesday 17 January, 2024
Water is being delivered into the Goulburn River this week to provide vital refuge for native fish impacted by the flood-affected flow.

Small volumes of water are being delivered at numerous sites along the Goulburn, between Acadia and McCoys Bridge, so fish including Murray Cod and Golden Perch can move to the higher quality water, if dissolved oxygen levels drop too low.

Dissolved oxygen is the oxygen in the water available to fish and other aquatic species. If dissolved oxygen levels fall too low, fish can become stressed and possibly die. Native fish and crayfish are especially vulnerable to low levels of dissolved oxygen.

This water is being delivered from irrigation channels that transfer water from the Goulburn River further upstream, after it’s released from Lake Eildon.

We have organised this water delivery in collaboration with Goulburn-Murray Water and the Victorian Environmental Water Holder.

Report fish deaths to the EPA on 1300 372 842.

The Goulburn River at Acadia, downstream of water being delivered via an irrigation channel. The figure on the monitor is the current dissolved oxygen level in this section of the river.

The Goulburn Broken CMA acknowledges and respects First Nations people and the deep connection they have with their land and waters.

We acknowledge the Yorta Yorta and Taungurung people and their ancestors/forbears as Traditional Owners of the land and waters in the Goulburn Broken Catchment (and beyond). We value our ongoing partnerships with Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation and Taungurung Land and Waters Council for the health of Country and its people.

We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging and acknowledge and recognise the primacy of Traditional Owners obligations, rights and responsibilities to use and care for their traditional lands and waters.

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