Long Term Intervention Monitoring Project Murrumbidgee System Selected Area Project Progress Report #15: Report period: 1 January – 31 March 2018

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Abstract

This quarterly report outlines key activities undertaken and preliminary outcomes identified during monitoring of ecosystem responses to the use of Commonwealth environmental water in the Murrumbidgee Catchment undertaken as part of the Murrumbidgee Long Term Intervention Monitoring (LTIM) Project between 1 January and 31 March 2018. Monitoring includes assessment of ecological outcomes in the Murrumbidgee River and connected wetlands through the mid-Murrumbidgee and Lowbidgee floodplain wetlands as outlined in the Murrumbidgee Monitoring and Evaluation Plan.
All 4 wetland sites monitored in the mid-Murrumbidgee, as well as Mercedes and Waugorah Lagoons in South Redbank, were watered or partially watered by
environmental flows, delivered as a high-flow fresh during September 2017. The remaining 6 sites were either dry (Piggery Lake) or remained partially wet following widespread flooding and subsequent environmental water deliveries to support waterbird breeding during 2016-17. Much of the system was allowed to dry during 2017-18, and many sites were dry by March 2018.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCanberra
PublisherCommonwealth of Australia
Commissioning bodyCommonwealth Environmental Water Office
Number of pages10
Volume15
Publication statusPublished - 31 Mar 2018

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