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                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Glenelg River Environmental Flow Seasonal Calendar
Reach 1b Harrow
4.2 Glenelg system
6 seasons of Gunditjmara Country
Flow component and rate Flow asset and objective
                             Figure 4.2.2 Glenelg River Environmental Flow Seasonal Calendar for reach 1b, Harrow.
                          Big Dry
(Jan–Apr)
Drying Out Time
(Nov–Jan)
North winds blow, the weather heats up, grasses and seeds and dry off, reptiles become active.
Fattening Up
(Oct–Dec)
Chicks and young are reared, fish and eels feed in shallows, grass and shrubs grow, yam
Water holes dry up,
creeks are at their lowest, eels, yabbies, frogs and turtles retreat into mud, bulrush shoots and orchid tubers are harvested, people move to the coast, feeding on muntries, other
berries and
seafood.
   Early Wet
(Apr–Jun)
Heavy dews, burning seasons, old man weed begins to grow in the wetlands.
Heavy rains, rivers and creeks burst their banks, cold days and nights, wetlands fill, frogs call and brolgas
dance.
Baseflow 15ML up to 100ML/day
Migratory fish, non-migratory fish, crustaceans, submergent and emergent vegetation, Riparian and floodplain vegetation
    daisy and lily tubers are harvested, bees are
busy making honey.
Flowering Time (Aug–Nov)
Big Wet
(May–Sep)
Plants bloom, bees and other insects become active, eels swim upstream, birds nests, eggs available, silly winds blow in all directions, tadpoles.
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 Migratory fish, non-migratory fish, crustaceans, submergent and emergent vegetation, Riparian and floodplain vegetation
Freshes 100ML/day
Migratory fish,
non-migratory fish, Baseflow
crustaceans, submergent 15ML/day and emergent vegetation
Migratory fish, Cease to flow non-migratory fish,
<5ML/day crustaceans, emergent vegetation
Freshes 100ML/day
Migratory fish, non-migratory fish, crustaceans, submergent and emergent vegetation, Riparian and floodplain vegetation
Riparian and floodplain Overbank vegetation 6000ML/day
Riparian and floodplain Bankfull vegetation 1000ML/day
  Migratory fish,
non-migratory fish, Freshes
crustaceans, emergent 250ML/day vegetation
Migratory fish, non-migratory fish, crustaceans, emergent vegetation
Baseflow 100ml down to 15ML/day
Migratory fish, Baseflow non-migratory fish,
100ML/day crustaceans, submergent vegetation
Migratory fish, Freshes non-migratory fish,
250ML/day crustaceans, emergent vegetation
Freshes 550ML/day
Migratory fish, non-migratory fish, crustaceans, submergent and emergent vegetation, River red gum
Bankfull Riparian and floodplain 1000ML/day vegetation
Overbank Riparian and floodplain 6000ML/day vegetation
Riparian and floodplain Overbank vegetation 6000ML/day
Riparian and floodplain Bankfull vegetation 1000ML/day
Migratory fish, non-migratory fish, crustaceans, submergent and emergent vegetation, River red gum
Freshes 550ML/day
Baseflow 15ML/day
Migratory fish, non-migratory fish, crustaceans, submergent and emergent vegetation
Migratory fish,
non-migratory fish, Freshes
crustaceans, submergent 250ML/day and emergent vegetation,
Migratory fish,
non-migratory fish, Baseflow
crustaceans, submergent 100ML/day and emergent vegetation,































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