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 5.2 Victorian Murray system
Table 5.2.5 Potential environmental watering actions and objectives for Gunbower Creek and Forest
     Potential environmental watering action
Gunbower Forest
Reedy Lagoon (fill and provide top-ups in winter/ spring 2020)
Black Swamp (partial fill and provide top-ups in winter/ spring 2020)
Trigger-based top-up permanent and semi- permanent wetlands (variable flow rates during spring/summer as required in response to bird breeding event)
Reedy Lagoon (top-up in autumn/winter 2021)
Black Swamp (top-up in autumn/winter 2021)
Winter/spring fresh in Yarran Creek (variable
flow rates and duration based on water levels in Gunbower Forest and flows in the Murray River and Gunbower Creek)
Functional watering objectives
• Maintain water depth and extent to support the growth and recruitment of wetland plants
• Maintain water depth to provide feeding and refuge habitat for waterbirds, turtles and frogs
• Maintain depth and water quality to provide habitat for small-bodied native fish including Murray-Darling rainbowfish
• Increase and maintain water depth and extent to support the growth and recruitment of wetland plants
• Provide feeding and refuge habitat for waterbirds, turtles and frogs
• Maintain depth and water quality to provide habitat for small-bodied native fish
• Maintain a waterbird breeding event
• Maintain the wetland vegetation to provide habitat for colonial nesting and flow-dependent waterbirds
• Maintain water depth to support wetland plants to grow
• Maintain feeding and refuge habitat for waterbirds, small-bodied native fish, turtles and frogs
• Maintain water depth to support wetland plants to grow
• Maintain feeding and refuge habitat for waterbirds, small-bodied native fish, turtles and frogs
• Provide connectivity between Gunbower Creek and Murray River through the Yarran Creek and Shillinglaws regulators, to increase flowing habitat for the lateral movement of native fish, turtles, carbon and nutrients
• Provide migration and spawning opportunities for native fish
Environmental objectives
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