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Water for Vinifera

Water for the environment is being delivered to Vinifera during April and May to support the many waterbirds, microbats, frogs, sugar gliders and wallabies that live on or visit the floodplain.

The watering event aims to inundate 78 hectares to provide food, connect habitats and rejuvenate fauna at the low-lying floodplain.

The Seasonal Watering Plan for the Vinifera floodplain initially planned to receive water late last year. But the watering was moved to autumn to allow the wetland to completely dry out. This helped eliminate carp, allow clay cracks to form providing habitat for insects, reptiles and small mammals, and accumulate additional carbon and nutrients in the soil.

For more information, view the Seasonal Watering Plan 2018-19 variation to the Lower Murray wetlands (PDF 121.3 KB).

Floodplain minibat

A floodplain minibat, by Mallee CMA

Vinifera floodplain

North Vinifera floodplain, by Mallee CMA

Further Information

For further information please call
03 9637 8951 or email
general.enquiries@vewh.vic.gov.au.

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