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2020-21 Water Summary

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water for the environment delivered at this site

2.5 GL

water used at this site

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flowing back to the river system

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Climate conditions

Moderate - Conditions were milder compared to the previous 3 hot, dry years. River flows were around three-quarters of the long-term average. tooltip
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Highlights

First Nations

Traditional Owners surveying culturally significant mounds as part of Cultural hotspot surveys.
(Photo: Dan Hutton)

Community

Community tours to the Pollack provided a great opportunity for locals to learn more about this lagoon and the positive response to water for the environment delivery.
(Photo: Western Murray Land Improvement Group)

Vegetation

At Bullock Head Swamp water for the environment delivered in 2019 is sustaining tree canopies and mudflat plants, however the overall vegetation health of the forest remains poor.
(Photo: Jean Dind, FCNSW)

Waterbirds

At the Pollack, 16 waterbird species, including Australian little bitterns (pictured) successfully bred.
(Photo: Dan Hutton)

Fish

Murray–Darling rainbowfish were among the large numbers of small native fish found at the Pollack.
(Photo: Dan Hutton)

Past reports for Koondrook–Perricoota Forest

  Overall   Vegetation Waterbirds Fish
flood icon2020-21 D   D D D
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
Eastern long-neck turtle at Dead River Lagoon. (Credit: Jean Dind, FCNSW)
Eastern long-neck turtle at Dead River Lagoon. (Credit: Jean Dind, FCNSW)
Floating wallaby grass flourishing at the Pollack lagoon. (Credit: Jean Dind, FCNSW)
Floating wallaby grass flourishing at the Pollack lagoon. (Credit: Jean Dind, FCNSW)
Native fish monitoring at the Pollack lagoon. (Credit: Dan Hutton)
Native fish monitoring at the Pollack lagoon. (Credit: Dan Hutton)
Trees in poor condition at Clarke's Lagoon. (Credit: Jean Dind, FCNSW)
Trees in poor condition at Clarke's Lagoon. (Credit: Jean Dind, FCNSW)
Surveys undertaken as part of the Cultural hotspot surveys. (Credit: Dan Hutton)
Surveys undertaken as part of the Cultural hotspot surveys. (Credit: Dan Hutton)
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