Four case studies, detailing the delivery of environmental water to key sites in the Murray-Darling Basin, have been developed for use as a contribution or for information. Links to these case studies in the Macquarie-Castlereagh, Murray and Murrumbidgee Catchments are below.
High resolution images and maps to all sites that received Commonwealth environmental water are also provided. These resources accompany the Commonwealth Environmental Water 2009-10 Outcomes Report.
Amid one of the worst droughts on record, the Commonwealth delivered 154 gigalitres of environmental water to catchments in South Australia, Victoria, NSW and Queensland during the 2009-10 watering year.
Early monitoring of catchments has shown environmental water is producing results, including healthier river red gums and improved habitat for frogs, fish and birds.
These environmental achievements were made in collaboration with state agencies, catchment management authorities, community groups and landholders.
PLEASE NOTE: These files are large and may take a while to download.
- Map of catchments that received environmental water 2009-10 - high resolution image (Zip file - 3.6 MB)
- Map of sites that received environmental water in 2009-10 - high resolution image (Zip file - 5.3 MB)
- Case study: Standing room only in Macquarie Marshes (PDF - 3.5 MB) | (RTF - 48 KB)
- High resolution images of Macquarie Marshes (Zip file - 120 MB)
- Map of the Macquarie-Castlereagh catchment (PDF - 352 KB) | High resolution image (Zip file 4.4 MB)
- Case study: Returning water to Paiwalla Wetland (PDF - 1.4 MB) | (RTF - 45 KB)
- Case study: Environmental water can make a big difference to Hattah Lakes (PDF - 3.4 MB) | (RTF - 41 KB)
- High resolution images of Chowilla Floodplain (Zip file - 59 MB)
- High resolution images of Hattah Lakes (Zip file - 36 MB)
- High resolution image of Overland Corner (Zip file - 33 MB)
- High resolution images of Paiwalla Wetland (Zip file - 59 MB)
- Map of the Murray catchment (PDF - 424 KB) | High resolution image (Zip file 10 MB)
- Case study: Lowbidgee Floodplain springs into life (PDF - 4.7 MB) | (RTF - 39 KB)
- High resolution image of Murrumbidgee catchment (Zip file - 2.6 MB)
- Map of the Murrumbidgee catchment (PDF - 385 KB) | High resolution image (Zip file 4.8 MB)