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Environmental watering in the Severn and lower Macintyre River systems 2012-13

Status

30 June 2013: These actions have been completed.

About the watering

In the Severn River system (unregulated) the environmental objectives of the watering action included contributing to:

  • providing a more naturally variable flow regime in the Severn River within Sundown National Park
  • filling and reconnecting refugial waterholes
  • providing migration and spawning cues for large bodied native fish, encouraging the germination and maintenance of riverbank vegetation.

In the lower Macintyre River system (unregulated) the environmental objectives of the watering action included contributing to:

  • supporting a more naturally variable flow regime in these systems
  • improving fish habitat, through both recruitment and movement
  • carbon and nutrient cycling through the end of system.

These watering actions were made possible by the collaboration of a wide range of stakeholders including the NSW Office of Water, NSW DPI Fisheries, NSW Office of Environment and Heritage, Qld Department of Natural Resource and Mines, State Water Corporation, Queensland Murray-Darling Committee and local water users and landholders.