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Summary 2018–19

0.7 GL

water for the environment delivered at this site

0.7 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 - above average temperatures with river flows half the long term average. tooltip
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Are there works at this site?
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Works in use this year?
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Highlights

Activities

Traditional Owners and Victorian Fisheries worked with Mallee CMA to release golden and silver perch into Wallpolla Horseshoe wetland. Ongoing watering of this wetland will occur with management support from Traditional Owners. (Photo: Mallee CMA) Releasing larval golden and silver perch into Wallpolla horseshoe, Jan. 2019.

Community

Members of the Indigenous community visited Lindsay Island during TLM fish condition monitoring and were introduced to various scientific fish capture techniques, including boat electrofishing. (Photo: Mallee CMA) First Nations learning fish monitoring techniques.

Vegetation

Several rare and threatened plants were observed during spring 2019 fieldwork. These included the hairy Darling-pea, blue burr-daisy and desert glasswort. (Photo: Mallee CMA) River red gums lining a herb-filled Potterwalkagee Creek, Mulcra Island.

Waterbirds

Pacific black ducks, as well as endangered and rarely seen Freckled ducks, were observed at Horseshoe Lagoon. Two migratory species were also recorded at Lake Wallawalla, the Sharp-tailed Sandpiper and the Caspian Tern, although in very low numbers. (Photo: David Wood) Pacific black duck.

Fish

Ninety-two Murray cod were recorded across the site, representing the highest number recorded since monitoring started in 2006 and nearly 50% more than the previous year. (Photo: Mallee CMA) Juvenile Murray cod.

Past reports for Lindsay, Mulcra & Wallpolla Islands

  Overall   Vegetation Waterbirds Fish
flood icon2018-19 B   B B B
flood icon2017-18 B   B B B
flood icon2016-17 B   B A B
flood icon2015-16 B   B A A
flood icon2014-15 -   - - -
flood icon2013-14 C   B B D
flood icon2012-13 D   C B D
flood icon2011-12 B   B B B
flood icon2010-11 C   C B B
flood icon2009-10 D   D - D
flood icon2008-09 D   D - D
flood icon2007-08 D   D - B
flood icon2006-07 -   - - -
 
 
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 – Lindsay-Mulcra-Wallpolla Islands
Sharing knowledge to the next generation. Canoe Tree at Snake Lagoon, Mulcra Island. (Mallee CMA)
Sharing knowledge to the next generation. Canoe Tree at Snake Lagoon, Mulcra Island. (Mallee CMA)
Young Murray cod in Mullaroo Creek, Lindsay Island (Mallee CMA)
Young Murray cod in Mullaroo Creek, Lindsay Island (Mallee CMA)
Sunset at Lindsay Island (David Wood)
Sunset at Lindsay Island (David Wood)
Dragonfly close up (David Wood)
Dragonfly close up (David Wood)
Mullaroo Creek, Lindsay Island (Mallee CMA)
Mullaroo Creek, Lindsay Island (Mallee CMA)
Darling lily (Crinum flaccidum), Mulcra Island. (Mallee CMA)
Darling lily (Crinum flaccidum), Mulcra Island. (Mallee 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