A lot of science and community knowledge exists about the water needs of plants and animals in rivers and wetlands. Using this knowledge, specific studies have identified the types of flows a particular river needs or the wetting and drying patterns needed by a wetland.
Flow studies tell us about the timing, watering duration and amount of water needed by native plants and animals. Many flow studies have been developed for rivers and wetlands that receive environmental water.
Environmental water management plans are also developed. These plans use the flow studies and help guide watering of rivers and wetlands that receive environmental water.
Below is a list of available flow studies and environmental water management plans.