News - Rivers

Colac locals learn how to be Pesticide Detectives

28 February 2020

Corangamite CMA welcomed community members from Colac and District to join Kavitha Chinathamby from RMIT to demonstrate how citizen scientists are sampling for pesticides in waterways. There was strong...

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Recycled timber creates new reel estate for fish

28 February 2020

Fish populations in the Barwon River through Geelong have new underwater habitat thanks to the creative repurposing of timber saved from road construction projects. A dozen root-balls, or snags...

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Barwon River through Geelong re-opened after blue-green algae outbreak

7 February 2020

Corangamite Catchment Management Authority has re-opened the Barwon River in Geelong for in-water activities following a blue-green algae outbreak last week. The Barwon River was closed last Friday...

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Plantation partnership to improve Gellibrand River health

11 December 2019

The planting site upstream of the Gellibrand River, showing healthy regrowth of native reeds. Corangamite Catchment Management Authority has partnered with Midway Plantations to improve the health...

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3,000 trees give Curdies fish a helping hand

30 September 2019

Over 30 recreational anglers enjoyed a cool but sunny Sunday morning planting thousands of trees along the lower Curdies River at Curdievale.The Corangamite Catchment Management Authority (CMA) hosted...

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Estuary research on the Otway coast

26 July 2019

Scientists from the University of Melbourne and the Australian Rivers Institute are conducting research on artificial estuary openings in the Corangamite region. The estuaries found along the coastline...

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Board tour of the upper Barwon catchment

26 July 2019

On Thursday, 25 July 2019 the Corangamite CMA Board toured two revegetation sites in the upper Barwon catchment with staff from the CMA, Barwon Water and the Upper Barwon Landcare Network. Dewing Creek...

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Celebrating Water and Culture on the Moorabool

17 May 2019

On a beautiful Autumn day at Dog Rocks on the Morrabul Yaluk, Wadawurrung Traditional Owners joined community and agency with a love for the Moorabool River to celebrate Water and Culture and the recognition...

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Water for the environment in the upper Barwon

10 April 2019

In a first for the upper Barwon River, water for the environment has been released to give river health and native fish a helping hand. “Water for the environment has never been delivered to this...

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Weed works commence along the upper Barwon River in Birregurra

26 March 2019

Work has begun to remove non-native willows, poplars, cherry plum and blackberry from the banks of the Barwon River, upstream of the Birregurra-Deans Marsh Road bridge in Birregurra. After herbicide...

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