Koondrook-Perricoota floodplain carbon sources

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Abstract

Funded by The Living Murray (TLM) program, Forestry Corporation of NSW are seeking to inform water management at Koondrook-Perricoota (KP) Forest in southern NSW by reporting on floodplain carbon sources and hypoxic blackwater risk.
This project aims to improve understanding of the sources of carbon exported during flooding in KP Forest and the mode of decomposition of that carbon. The objectives were to:
1. Compare the organic litter loads and carbon sources across KP Forest
2. Quantify carbon leachate from litter relative to load, litter type, water temperature, inundation duration, and inundation frequency, and
3. Estimate the relative hypoxic blackwater risk from varying locations across KP Forest.

This project was undertaken by Charles Sturt University in collaboration with Rivers and Wetlands environmental consultancy in partnership with the Forestry Corporation of NSW.
The results from this project will inform future water management by quantifying carbon leachate potential across the floodplain and formulating hypoxic blackwater risk mitigation strategies. The results can be used to inform the timing, frequency and duration of future environmental watering actions.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAlbury, NSW
PublisherInstitute for Land, Water and Society
Commissioning body Forestry Corporation of New South Wales
Number of pages48
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Grant Number

  • RM103291

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