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Interactive Goulburn River journey explains water for the environment

What is water for the environment and how does it improve the health of Victoria’s longest river, the Goulburn?

What is water for the environment and how does it improve the health of Victoria’s longest river, the Goulburn?

To answer these questions an online story has been launched.

Titled Goulburn Flo, the informative resource contains interactive text, photos, maps, diagrams and videos that describe water for the environment in the 654km-long river.

Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority’s Simon Casanelia said the story follows a character named Flo, who is a water droplet taking a journey down the Goulburn.

“Flo is the star of an engaging and interactive web page which tracks water for the environment to improve the health of the Goulburn River,” Mr Casanelia said.

“Flo manages to explain a complex topic using everyday language.

“She takes us on an exciting journey as she makes her way from the mountains to the Murray and explains all the good work she does along the way.”

Mr Casanelia said through the Goulburn Flo story users could learn about importance of size and timing of water for the environment to encourage plants to grow, and fish to breed and move.

“Flo explains how water for the environment can be used to improve bank vegetation and fish habitat. It’s quite an adventure and Flo is an excellent tour guide.”

The Goulburn Flo story has been developed using scientific research from The University of Melbourne and RMIT University, Streamology, Arthur Rylah Institute and Monash University; the cultural knowledge of Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation and Taungurung Land and Waters Council; and the local knowledge of Goulburn Broken CMA, in partnership with the Australian Commonwealth Environmental Water Office.

To access the online story visit: Goulburn Flo Online Story

A character named Flo explains how water for the environment benefits the Goulburn River in an online story.