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The Living Murray: Planned works in the Koondrook-Perricoota Forest

The Koondrook-Perricoota Forest covers approximately 32,000 ha and is part of the second-largest river red gum forest in Australia. Changed flow regimes due to river regulation and a drier climate have impacted on forest health, leaving up to 87% of trees severely stressed or dead. Works planned within the forest aim to improve the management and timing of floodwaters, which is vital for colonial waterbird and native fish breeding as well as the health of the iconic red gum.