Lower Balonne Flow 2021

The Condamine catchment recieved good rainfall in early 2021 with some areas recieving up to 200 mm between January and March. Runoff from these rains contributed to natural inflows that complimented Commonwealth water for the environment. Stay current with these events and their outcomes via the CEWO Event updates below. Event update #1 – 15…

A turtle’s go with no flow

The Gwydir River valley is home to a diverse range of aquatic species that rely on flows of fresh water to survive and thrive. The 2019 calendar year was the driest on record and the drought saw record low rainfall which led to sustained periods of no flow. Very dry conditions combined with high temperatures…

When wetlands boom

Dr Sarah Mika is a lover of water and the life that teems in its presence. From water quality to microinvertebrates to macroinvertebrates, Sarah is passionate about the small things that make wetlands boom. In this story Sarah tells of this passsion; how it started while studying and playing in the coastal rivers of NSW…

Edition #3 “Going with with Flow”

Image: Vegetation survey underway at the Old Dromana RAMSAR site in the Gwydir Wetlands. The Commonwealth Environmental Water Office (CEWO) have released Edition #3 of Going with the Flow. Check it out for a summary of the latest basin-wide monitoring activities for the MER project. A basin-scale highlights map is also available below for a…

Helping fish in the Gwydir recover from drought

Water for the environement will complement recent natural flows to support the replenishment of channels and wetlands in the Gwydir valley between late spring and summer 2020-21. These flows aim to help native fish survival by providing access to refuge habitat and food, increase connectivity within the Gwydir system and improve water quality in pools.…

The Macquarie River valley recieves a drink!

Image: Murray cod, Macquarie River (Jerom Stocks, NSW DPI-Fisheries) Exciting news! From October to December the Macquarie River and Marshes are being refreshed by water for the environment. These flows aim to support Murray cod breeding amongst many other wetland ecosystem functions. Click below for more details: Event update #1 Event update #2 Event update…