Edward/Kolety-Wakool

Where have all the freshwater mussels gone?

by Margrit Beemster • February 21, 2024
Where have all the freshwater mussels gone? Author: Margrit Beemster Photo credit: Michael Griffin and Nicole McCasker, Charles Sturt University It wasn’t that long ago that freshwater mussels numbered in their “hundreds of thousands” throughout the Murray-Darling Basin. “Most people I’ve spoken to have stories of mussels being everywhere when they were children, but now [...]

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 [...]

Learning More About Ephemeral Creeks

by Margrit Beemster • January 18, 2023
Learning More About Ephemeral Creeks Author: Margrit Beemster Featured Photo: Dr Xiaoying (Sha sha) Liu collecting eDNA samples from Jimaringle Creek in the first round of sampling. Photo credit: E. Blackman   With the extensive flooding and rainfall that has occurred throughout much of the Murray-Darling Basin, Nature has delivered its own “environmental water” to the [...]

Riverside community field day highlights collaboration

by Margrit Beemster • June 30, 2022
Riverside community field day highlights collaboration Author: Margrit Beemster The steady waters of the Edward/Kolety River as they flow below the steep riverbank at Four Posts Camp near Deniliquin are mesmerizing and are a reminder of the timelessness of this Country and its waterways.  As such, the camp in its river red gum forest setting [...]

Students from Barham Public School learning about aquatic bugs

Scientists inspire the next generation of water managers

by FLOW-MER • April 1, 2021
Scientists inspire the next generation of water managers Image: Students from Barham Public School attended one of the School Workshops that were held at the Western Murray Land Improvement Group Centre in Barham in December 2020 We know that seeing and experiencing is believing, so if we want to inspire future environmental water managers, we [...]

Tracking turtles in the Edward/Kolety River system

by FLOW-MER • December 15, 2020

Assessing soil from the sky: Drone monitoring in the Murray Darling Basin

by FLOW-MER • November 17, 2020

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