News - Waterway management

Government agencies open Curdies estuary

8 May 2020

The Curdies River estuary was opened on Tuesday 5 May due to recent rainfall and increasing water levels. Parks Victoria used earth moving equipment to remove a large natural sand berm that had been...

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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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Thompson Creek estuary information session well attended by Breamlea community

12 August 2019

Over 50 members of the Breamlea community attended an open forum on Wednesday, 24 July to learn about natural estuary processes, citizen science and the collaborative role of agencies in estuary management. The...

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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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