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Table 4.2.1 Potential environmental watering actions and objectives for the Glenelg River
• Protect against rapid water quality decline over the low- flow period
• Maintain edge habitats, pools and shallow-water habitat for fish, waterbugs and platypus
• Maintain a near-permanent wetted stream channel to promote the growth of in-stream vegetation and prevent encroachment by terrestrial plants
4.2 Glenelg system
    Potential environmental watering action
Functional watering objectives
      Summer/autumn low flow in reach 1a (10 ML/day or natural during December to May)
          Summer/autumn low flow in reach 1b (15 ML/day or natural during December to May/Big Dry to Early Wet*)
   Summer/autumn low flow in reach 2 (25 ML/day or natural during December to May)
 Summer/autumn low flow in reach 3 (80 ML/day or natural during January to April)
    Summer/autumn fresh in reach 3
(two freshes of 150 ML/day for three days each or natural during January to April)
* The six seasons of Gunditjmara country match to reach 1b watering, as Figure 4.2.2 shows.
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Environmental objectives
  Summer/autumn freshes in reach 1a (two freshes of 60 ML/day for two to three days during December to May)
• Scour sand from pools to increase the quality and quantity of fish and waterbug habitat
• Wet emergent vegetation on the lower banks to improve its condition and prevent the encroachment of terrestrial species
• Flush pools to improve water quality and lower temperatures
• Provide sufficient flow to allow native fish and platypus to access habitat
                     Summer/autumn fresh in reach 1b (two freshes of 100 ML/day for
two to three days during December to May/Big Dry to Early Wet*)
      Summer/autumn fresh in reach 2 (two freshes of 150 ML/day for two to three days during December to May)
           










































































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