State of Habitat Availability and Quality in Inland Waters

Australia: State of the Environment Technical Paper Series (Inland Waters), Series 1
Jean Jackson
Department of the Environment, 1997
ISBN 0 642 25286 6

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About the Technical Paper

Inland aquatic habitats have been greatly altered by many processes, including: water storage, hydro-electric and irrigation schemes; construction of dams and weirs and various river management works; desnagging and channelisation; changes to flow, water level and thermal regimes; removal of instream cover; increased siltation; toxic pollution and destruction of nursery and spawning or breeding areas.