Data-driven Stories

Exciting waterbird tracking update!

by Heather McGinness • May 26, 2023
Exciting waterbird tracking update! Story and photos by Heather McGinness We have very exciting news! For the first time ever, we have GPS satellite-tracked an Intermediate Egret travelling from Australia to Papua New Guinea! This trip was documented by high-resolution GPS fixes ranging from one minute apart to one hour apart, showing the precise route [...]

Monitoring, Evaluation and Research in the Yanco Creek System

by FLOW-MER • April 21, 2023

Floodwaters near Berrin South Australia's Riverland.

What did high flows mean for the Lower Murray?

by Luciana Bucater • March 28, 2023
What did high flows mean for the Lower Murray? By Luciana Bucater | South Australian Reasearch and Development Institute (SARDI) Three consecutive years of La Niña (also known as triple-dip event) have been responsible for heavy rainfall in Queensland, New South Wales, and Victoria. This caused sustained high in-channel flows in 2021-22 and, in 2022-23, [...]

Many of the tracks to monitoring sites through private property were cut by the floods. Photo credit, John Trethewie, CSU.

The importance of monitoring during floods

by Margrit Beemster • February 2, 2023
The importance of monitoring during the floods Author: Margrit Beemster In 2022 and early 2023 there was unregulated flooding in parts of the Murray River following several months of record-breaking rainfall in parts of the catchment. Despite the many challenges posed by the floods, a team of researchers who have been undertaking environmental monitoring in [...]

Monitoring of refuge patches created in the Edward/Kolety River by environmental water

by Margrit Beemster • February 2, 2023
Monitoring of refuge patches created in the Edward/Kolety River by environmental water Author: Margrit Beemster Banner image: Environmental water being released at the Lawson syphon escape into the Edward Kolety River near Deniliquin. Photo credit, Sam Lewis Following widespread flooding in spring and summer 2022/2023, hypoxic blackwater conditions have developed throughout the Murray River system [...]


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