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Summary 2019–20

29.6 GL

water for the environment delivered at this site

29.6 GL

water used at this site

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flowing back to the river system

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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

Traditional Owners restored Cassidy’s Camp sandhills by carrying out revegetation and fencing works. These works improved the health of the site and protect the cultural value of the forest. (Photo: Dan Hutton)

Community

A community field day provided a great opportunity to see the environmental works in action and the positive response in the forest to water for the environment delivery. (Photo: Kelly Williamson)

Vegetation

In areas where water for the environment was delivered, red gums responded with a flush of canopy growth. This is in stark contrast to the dry and stressed trees in unwatered parts of the forest. (Photo: Linda Broekman)

Waterbirds

Water in the forest and the Pollack provided ideal habitat for waterbirds such as Blacked-tailed Native Hen, Royal Spoonbills and Yellow-billed Spoonbills. (Photo: Sarah Treby)

Fish

Fish surveys carried out in Koondrook-Perricoota Forest in early 2020 found native fish made up 88% of all fish recorded. (Photo: Sarah Treby)

Past reports for Koondrook–Perricoota Forest

  Overall   Vegetation Waterbirds Fish
flood icon2019-20 D   D D D
flood icon2018-19 D   D D D
flood icon2017-18 D   C D D
flood icon2016-17 C   B B D
flood icon2015-16 D   D D C
flood icon2014-15 D   D D -
flood icon2013-14 D   D D D
flood icon2012-13 D   D D D
flood icon2011-12 D   C D D
flood icon2010-11 D   D D D
flood icon2009-10 D   D D -
flood icon2008-09 D   D D -
flood icon2007-08 D   D D -
flood icon2006-07 -   - - -
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dry icon Dry flood icon Very Wet
wet icon Wet moderate icon Moderate

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 – Koondrook-Perricoota Forest
Surveying waterbirds at Pollack Swamp (Credit: Sarah Treby, FCNSW)
Surveying waterbirds at Pollack Swamp (Credit: Sarah Treby, FCNSW)
Contrast in tree canopies between watered (left) and non-watered (right) areas along Belbins Rd. (Credit: Jean Dind, FCNSW)
Contrast in tree canopies between watered (left) and non-watered (right) areas along Belbins Rd. (Credit: Jean Dind, FCNSW)
Aquatic vegetation at Baldwins wetland. (Credit: Jean Dind, FCNSW)
Aquatic vegetation at Baldwins wetland. (Credit: Jean Dind, FCNSW)
Old Man Weed (Centipeda) following recession at Swan Lagoon. Centipeda is native and has medicinal/cultural values (Credit: Jean Dind, FCNSW)
Old Man Weed (Centipeda) following recession at Swan Lagoon. Centipeda is native and has medicinal/cultural values (Credit: Jean Dind, FCNSW)
Wavy marshwort and common spike-rush at Pollack Swamp (Credit: Jean Dind, FCNSW)
Wavy marshwort and common spike-rush at Pollack Swamp (Credit: Jean Dind, FCNSW)
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