Gwydir booms again in 2021

Cycles of ‘boom’ and ‘bust’ periods dominate the Gwydir floodplain. Longer dry periods are often broken by flooding rains. The past several years have been one of those very dry spells for the Gwydir, a bust. However, the current ‘boom’ will help to rejuvenate the landscape and community after the long dry. Check out this…

What’s happening at Toorale?

The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is preparing for the construction of new and upgraded water infrastructure at Homestead and Boera dams. Following extensive studies and consultation, both Boera and Homestead dams will be retained and modified to provide improved flow management in the Warrego and Darling rivers, while protecting important cultural and environmental…

Q&A: Lakkari Pitt

Last year we shared an art series produced by Gamilaroi artist, Lakkari Pitt, that beautifully captured the Flow-MER program ecological indicators shown in the image above. This time we want to share a little more about the artist herself. Lakkari discusses family, connection to Country and traditional knowledge in our feature Q&A that we’re excited…

Barwon-Darling Flow Updates

Barwon River at Dangar Bridge (Walgett) on 25 March 2021. Source: CEWO Environmental water managers have protected a portion of the flows following rainfall and flows into the Barwon-Darling during March and April 2021.  The additional flows will help native fish to travel along the Barwon-Darling to improve opportunities for them to feed and breed.…

Gwydir Valley Flow Updates

Video shows March flows in the Gwydir (location: the Lower Gwydir Floodplain, covering the Mehi and Lower Gwydir rivers and the Gingham watercourse) Over the summer of 2020-21, around 23 GL of water for the environment was delivered across the Lower Gwydir, Gingham and Mallowa Creek systems within the Gwydir Valley and downstream. In combination…

A look at the Gwydir March 2021 flows

Floods that hit the Gwydir catchment in late March, 2021, brought a mixture of devastation and life to the communities and ecosystems that depend on the catchment’s rivers. As the entire Gwydir catchment was doused with heavy rainfall between March 22 and March 24, downpours quickly translated into a significant, widespread flooding event. We tracked…