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Summary 2019–20

366.4 GL

water for the environment delivered at this site

115.8 GL

water used at this site

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flowing back to the river system

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Water for the environment delivered.
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Climate conditions

Dry - third consecutive year of dry conditions. Above average temperatures with river flows less than one third of the long-term average. tooltip
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Highlights

Activities

Researchers attaching GPS dataloggers to eastern long-necked turtles for a Yorta Yorta Aboriginal Corporation turtle tracking project. (Photo: K. Howard)

Community

Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation worked with land managers during a fuel reduction burn to observe the response of the carex sedge to fire – an important plant for weaving. (Photo: MDBA)

Vegetation

Fencing at Little Rushy Swamp is protecting native vegetation from grazing and allowing plants such as Moira grass and the nationally-threatened swamp wallaby-grass to grow (Photo: P. Ward)

Waterbirds

Around 50 Australasian bitterns were recorded calling at wetlands in the forest. Up to 30% of the estimated population of the endangered bitterns are thought to use Barmah-Millewa wetlands. (Photo: GBCMA)

Fish

Populations of the Murray freshwater crayfish are continuing to slowly recover – 59 crayfish were recorded this year, double the number recorded in the previous year. (Photo: S. Raymond)

Past reports for Barmah-Millewa Forest

  Overall   Vegetation Waterbirds Fish Other
flood icon2019-20 B   B B B A
flood icon2018-19 B   B A B C
flood icon2017-18 A   B A A A
flood icon2016-17 A   B A A A
flood icon2015-16 B   B A B B
flood icon2014-15 B   B A B D
flood icon2013-14 C   C A D D
flood icon2012-13 C   C A D D
flood icon2011-12 C   C A B D
flood icon2010-11 B   B D B D
flood icon2009-10 C   C D B D
flood icon2008-09 D   D D B D
flood icon2007-08 D   D D B D
flood icon2006-07 D   D D B D
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Each year, water is released into the environment depending on the climatic conditions. See the outcomes of water over time for a long-term view of how natural and released water affects the health of rivers.

Gallery

Stories from the River Murray – Millewa Forest
Water skink at Boals Deadwoods (Credit: Keith Ward)
Water skink at Boals Deadwoods (Credit: Keith Ward)
Mueller’s daisy (Brachyscome muelleroides) at West Grinter’s Ridge (Credit: Keith Ward)
Mueller’s daisy (Brachyscome muelleroides) at West Grinter’s Ridge (Credit: Keith Ward)
Intermediate egrets at Barmah Lake (Credit: Keith Ward)
Intermediate egrets at Barmah Lake (Credit: Keith Ward)
Barmah Lake (looking North) (Credit: Keith Ward)
Barmah Lake (looking North) (Credit: Keith Ward)
Juvenile brown goshawk at Top Island (Credit: Keith Ward)
Juvenile brown goshawk at Top Island (Credit: Keith Ward)
Nationally-listed superb parrot at Top Lake (Credit: Keith Ward)
Nationally-listed superb parrot at Top Lake (Credit: Keith Ward)
A native water rat drying off (Credit: GB CMA)
A native water rat drying off (Credit: GB CMA)
A map of the Murray-Darling Basin see-our-progress MURRAY RIVER ADELAIDE Koondrook-Perricoota Forest Deniliquin Goolwa SOUTHAUSTRALIA VICTORIA NEW SOUTH WALES Barmah-Millewa Forest Hattah Lakes Lower Lakes, Coorong &Murray Mouth GunbowerForest Lindsay, Mulcra & Wallpolla Islands Blanchetown Mildura Swan Hill Albury-Wodonga Echuca ChowillaFloodplain