Edward-Wakool System Project
The Edward-Wakool System Project is working with landholders and government agencies to promote a sustainable and resilient Edward-Wakool socio-ecological system. It is a partnership of Charles Sturt University, Commonwealth Environmental Water Office, Office of Environment and Heritage, NSW Department of Primary Industries Fisheries, Edward-Wakool Angling Association, Wakool Rivers Association, Colligen-Neimur Landholder Group, Western Murray Land Improvement Group and Murray LLS.
- Native Catfish survey undertaken in the Barham Lakes system to determine population size and provenance.
- Gauge board installations to assist in monitoring flows and planning of managed watering events.
- Purchase of time lapse cameras to monitor fluctuations and responses to environmental water (e-water) at designated sites.
- Updating of recreational fishing regulation signage at popular boat ramps in the Edward-Wakool system.
- Support of the Wakool and Deniliquin Fishing Classic competitions.
- Community Leaders program to encourage community members to take a leadership role in groups and activities across the region and encourage succession in community groups.
- Increased acoustic monitoring of fish movement in the Edward-Wakool system to better understand Golden Perch movement and spawning locations to address low GP numbers in the system.
- Increased vegetation monitoring in the Colligen Creek to measure vegetation response to e-water delivery to encourage fish movement back into Colligen Creek.
- Continued collaboration with CSU and CEWO to assist community input into Edward-Wakool e-water delivery decision making.
For more information, please contact:
Phone: 03 5880 1419
Mobile: 0447 420 789
Funding for the Edward-Wakool System Project comes from the Australian Government's National Landcare Programme and the NSW Government through the Office of Environment and Heritage.