Importance of Flood Flows to the Productivity of Dryland Rivers and Their Floodplains

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Final Report
Prof P.M. Davies, Prof S. E. Bunn and Ms F. Balcombe
Environment Australia, 2003


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Field assistance was given by Robert Ashdown, Stephen Balcombe, Simon Bennett, Ian Craig, Christine Fellows, Stephen Hamilton, Claire McKenny, James Udy and Michelle Winning.

Many thanks for assistance and advice provided by Sandy and Anne Kidd, Dude Kidd, Winger, State Emergency Services Windorah, Western Star Hotel Windorah.

Additional scientific expertise provided by Frances D'Souza, Stephen Hamilton and James Udy. Photography by Robert Ashdown.