Australasian Bittern. Photo: Frankzed - Flickr
Australasian Bittern - Moodie Swamp
Commonwealth environmental water is to be delivered in upper Broken Creek and Moodies Swamp, to maintain waterbird habitat and support refuge sites and food sources to help boost waterbird populations (and breeding) across the Murray–Darling Basin.
The watering of Moodies Swamp follows an initial watering in autumn 2014, which allowed the Commonwealth and Victorian water holders to support seeding and flowering of vegetation.
Early indications are that this watering activity is having the desired effect with recent evidence of the threatened Australasian Bittern, which was recorded at Moodies Swamp by Goulburn-Broken CMA staff.
Listen to the Australasian Bittern.
Monitoring of environmental watering in the Murrumbidgee River - early results
Scientists studying ecological responses to environmental watering in the Murrumbidgee River have released a report on their early findings.
The research, supported by Commonwealth Environmental Water, is led by Dr Skye Wassens from Charles Sturt University.
In this interview, Dr Wassens explains how connectivity supports fish breeding and can reduce the risk of blackwater events.
Monitoring of environmental watering in Murrumbidgee
Dr Skye Wassens and her team from Charles Sturt University are monitoring ecosystem responses to environmental water into the Murrumbidgee River.