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Environmental watering in the Campaspe River 2013-14

Campaspe River, September 2012
© Simon Hansen-Lohrey, CEWO


31 March 2014: This action is completed.

About the watering

The overarching purpose of this watering action is to improve and maintain the ecological health and resilience of the system. Commonwealth environmental water will contribute in-stream base flows and freshes between July 2013 and June 2014 within the Campaspe River in support of native fish reproduction and condition, hydrological connectivity and biotic dispersal. Return flows from the Campaspe River will be used to support downstream actions throughout the Mid Murray, Lower Murray, Coorong and Lower Lakes, contributing to the protection, maintenance and improvement of the diversity and condition of water dependent native plants and animals (such as native fish), water quality and ecosystem function.

This watering action will use up to 6,913 ML of Commonwealth environmental water, subject to water availability within the Campaspe catchment. It is being managed in partnership with the Victorian Environmental Water Holder, Goulburn-Murray Water, North Central Catchment Management Authority and the The Living Murray.