Run-off from creeks after heavy rain on January 3 was causing sections of the Goulburn River to look darker than usual, Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (CMA) River and Wetland Health Program Manager Mark Turner said.
More than nine thousand farming properties in the Goulburn Murray Irrigation District (GMID) will be surveyed during the next three months to determine changes in land and water use.
Residents living within the Whiteheads Creek catchment are encouraged to contact the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (CMA) with information about the amount of rain that fell on their properties on Sunday, January 3.
A series of information session are being held later this month to provide communities with an update on the outcomes of the current investigations in to the feasibility of easing constraints on the Goulburn River.
Hot weather and low or no inflows may affect the quality and quantity of water in some of the region’s rivers,
creeks and wetlands this summer, warns Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (CMA)
Environmental Water Manager Simon Casanelia.
The Victorian Government is inviting public feedback on how best to support drought affected communities.
Environmental water is water set aside to be
used to improve or maintain the health of rivers,
floodplains and wetlands, and the plants and
animals that depend upon them.
Of the total amount of water captured and
stored in dams (such as Hume and Eildon), 20
per cent is used for the environment, 20 per
cent for urban and industry and 60 per cent for
Moira grass (Pseudoraphis spinescens) plains in the Barmah Forest are benefiting from environmental water
delivered between July and October.
Make the most of advice available from local Department staff on how to best manage your farm water supplies
for livestock, recommends Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority Land Health Manager Rhiannon
Turquoise parrot chicks are hatching in purpose-built nest boxes installed to provide shelter for the threatened bird in the Chesney Hills and Warby Ranges.
Endangered woodlands and wetlands on private properties are being protected thanks to funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme.
In-stream structures placed in Hughes Creek earlier this year appear to be helping create deep pools needed for
threatened Macquarie Perch to shelter in.
Access to a popular Goulburn River fishing site by Gilmour’s Bridge near Thornton is about to be improved.
Grants of up to $10,000 are available through the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority’s Beyond Soilcare project for organisations to run activities and events for local farmers that promote sustainable farming and soil health activities.
Endangered and threatened species in the Goulburn Broken Catchment including the Regent Honeyeater, Warby Swamp Gum, Superb Parrot and Euroa Guinea Flower will be protected thanks to funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme.