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The Lower Lakes, Coorong and Murray Mouth monitoring reports

Monitoring reports from the The Lower Lakes, Coorong and Murray Mouth, one of The Living Murray icon sites. Read more about significant environmental areas on the River Murray.


Ecological responses to managed lake water levels coinciding with restocking of Yarra pygmy perch

This report provides monitoring associated with the re-introduction of Yarra Pygmy Perch at Lake Alexandrina wetlands in October 2015.

Fish assemblage structure, movement and recruitment in the Coorong and Lower Lakes

This report provides the results of 2015-16 monitoring of fish assemblage downstream of the barrages and the movement of species between the Coorong and Lower Lakes through the barrage fishways.

Benthic macroinvertebrate survey at Coorong and the Murray Mouth

This report evaluates macroinvertebrate responses to improved environmental conditions and assesses food availability for migratory shorebirds and other higher level tropic organisms in 2015–2016.

Ruppia tuberosa monitoring in the southern Coorong

This reports summarises Ruppia Tuberosa monitoring conducted as part of the 2015–16 summer survey in the southern Coorong.

Coorong fish condition monitoring: black bream, greenback flounder and hardyhead

The results of this study form an important basis for the management of estuarine fish species in the Lower Lakes, Coorong and Murray Mouth region in 2015–2016. Species in the report: Black bream (acanthopagrus butcheri), greenback flounder (rhombosolea tapirina) and smallmouthed hardyhead (atherinosoma microstoma). 

Threatened fish populations condition monitoring in Lake Alexandrina and Lake Albert

This report provides the results of 2015-16 monitoring of Murray hardy head, Southern pygmy perch and Yarra pygmy perch populations in Lake Alexandrina and Lake Albert.

Vegetation condition monitoring in the Lower Lakes

This report presents the results from the Lower Lakes aquatic and littoral vegetation monitoring program from 2008 to autumn 2016, including an assessment against revised vegetation condition targets for Lakes Alexandrina and Albert, the Goolwa Channel and wetland habitats.

Waterbird condition monitoring in the Coorong, Lower Lakes and Murray Mouth

This report provides the results of the 2016 waterbirds census in the Coorong. Over 185,000 waterbirds from 57 species were observed in the Coorong in January 2016 and 85,000 waterbirds from 48 species in the Lower Lakes.

Published: 13 Feb 2018  •   Independent reports