Waterbirds on Toorale: What Have We Seen in 8 Years

Toorale State Conservation Area provides for many significant bird species which rely on water flows through the system, and over the past 8 years of monitoring we have had the pleasure of capturing images and records of many threatened species. Click here to read Issue 26: Waterbirds on Toorale: What Have We Seen in 8…

The Making of a Wetland Wonderland

We’ve seen a pretty spectacular response in the fringing wetlands of the Gwydir State Conservation Area, were wetland vegetation species have burst back to life after severe drought followed by back-to-back flooding. Click here to read Issue 25: The Making of a Wetland Wonderland

2021-22 Lower Balonne updates

The objectives of flows in the Lower Balonne are: Reconnect rivers in the Lower Balonne and further downstream Inundate Narran Lakes (Dharriwaa) Ramsar site to support water bird breeding Help native fish to move, breed and disperse. Head to the Commonwealth Environmental Water Office website or check out one of the Flow Updates below to…

Gwydir Valley Flow Updates

After a number of dry years, conditions are looking better in the Gwydir. Flows in late 2020 and early 2021 started the process of recovery, with further rainfall, flows and wetland flooding throughout 2021 and 2022. Vegetation is responding well to the flows. Delivering water for the environment during the dry times has helped native…

A Wet Gwydir Wetlands

Widespread and enduring inundation of the Gwydir Wetlands has triggered large scale colonial waterbird nesting that is occurring right now in the wetlands for the first time in 10 years! Click here to read Issue 23: A Wet Gwydir Wetlands

Toorale Floods

The end of 2021 saw higher than average rainfall across the Northern Murray-Darling Basin which produced the largest flows through the Darling River since 2012, with a peak of 73,000 ML/day at the Bourke gauge. Usually, the Warrego River flows into the Darling just south of Bourke. However, during this event water levels in the…