With funding the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (GB CMA) received through Caring For Our Country, post fire weed control works were recently completed along the King Parrot Creek.
The current string of very hot days has resulted in extremely high water temperatures in our streams which have resulted in a small number of local water quality issues, including some fish deaths.
The release of the Victorian Government's Northern Region Sustainable Water Strategy last week was a positive outcome for northern Victoria's rivers, wetlands and floodplain sites, incoming GB CMA chief executive officer, Chris Norman said.
The Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (CMA) has submitted a proposal for funding farm irrigation efficiency activities across the Goulburn Murray Irrigation District to the Australian Government's On-farm Irrigation Efficiency Program following a call for applications in November this year. This proposal has been developed with a consortium of regional partners.
Thursday 19 November 2009
The Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (GB CMA) has been allocated Federal funding through Caring For Our Country to support post fire weed control along waterways in the catchment. The GB CMA plans to use this funding to make the most of the opportunity to control re-emerging weeds on waterways burnt in the February fires.
Reedy Swamp is continuing to provide significant drought refuge for waterbirds, thanks to a recent allocation of water.
The 2009/2010 Environmental Watering Program is soon to commence in the Barmah wetlands and waterways using 2.35 gigalitres of environmental water to support the health of wetland-dependant flora and fauna.
The Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (GB CMA) has received Federal funding through ‘Caring For Our Country' to support post-fire weed control along waterways in the catchment. The GB CMA plans to use this funding to make the most of the opportunity to control re-emerging weeds on waterways burnt in the Black Saturday fires.
Karen Brisbane, Landcare Corporate Partnership Facilitator at Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority, has just returned from a twenty-six day trip under the auspices of the Landcare Fellowship to the USA. Karen was chosen to represent Victoria by a steering committee and was sponsored by a small group of dedicated individuals within Landcare.
Ray Thomas has been awarded the Australian Geographic Society Conservationist of the Year for 2009.
L-R: Lyndall Ash, Department of Primary Industries; Natalie Dean, Murray Darling Basin Authority; Mark Turner, Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority.
Splash: Hamish Crawford with the flow from the groundwater pump, which helps keep groundwater levels in check. Photo: Shepparton News
Goulburn-Murray Water, Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority and the Northern Victoria Irrigation Renewal Project will be represented this week at the Irrigation Today - Meeting the Challenge conference in Swan Hill.
The Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (GB CMA) has been successful in receiving funds from the Victorian Water Trust to undertake an integrated river management program along the lower reaches of the Sunday and Sugarloaf Creeks.