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Title: Snags for fish in the Goulburn
Post by: Editor on April 22, 2011, 10:06:47 AM
Snags for fish in the Goulburn

The Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (GB CMA) is re‐snagging the Goulburn River between Murchison and Shepparton.
In stream habitat mapping by scientists from the Arthur Rylah Institute in 2010 identified areas that had a low density of snags. The snags include river red gum, grey box and yellow box, and are trees that had fallen in local government managed parks, reserves and road sides due to storms and flooding.
The GB CMA has also got permission from VicRoads to use the larger portions, mainly the roots and trunks, of some large trees that were removed as part of the construction of the Nagambie Bypass. This project is part of the GB CMA’s Goulburn River Large Scale River Restoration Project and funding was provided by the Victorian State Government.

NSW DPI staff are assisting with the implementation of the project. For more information, contact Jim Castles (GB CMA) on 03 5820 1141.

Source: NSW DPI
Photo: Jim Castles