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Lindsay, Mulcra and Wallpolla islands monitoring reports

Monitoring reports from the Lindsay, Mulcra and Wallpolla islands, one of The Living Murray icon sites. Read more about significant environmental areas on the River Murray.

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2020–21 reports
The Living Murray: Annual condition monitoring at Lindsay, Mulcra and Wallpolla 2020–21

This report details annual monitoring undertaken at the Lindsay, Mulcra and Wallpolla Islands icon site in 2020–21 for river red gum, black box, wetland vegetation, floodplain vegetation, lignum, cumbungi, fish and birds, and compares to previous years monitoring results.

Fish movement in the Lindsay and Mulcra Island anabranch systems

This report presents the results from fish movement monitoring in the Lindsay, Mulcra and Wallpolla Islands icon site in 2020–21. The program monitored the movement of large-bodied fish between the River Murray channel and anabranches.

Changes in vegetation in response to weir pool manipulations

This project studied how riparian understorey vegetation at Lindsay, Mulcra and Wallpolla Islands responded to changes in inundation levels as a result of the manipulations of the River Murray weir pools 7, 8 and 9 levels during 2020–21.

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2019–20 reports
The Living Murray: Annual condition monitoring, Lindsay–Mulcra–Wallpolla 2019–20

This report details annual monitoring undertaken at Lindsay, Mulcra and Wallpolla Islands icon site in 2019–20 for river red gum, black box, wetland vegetation, floodplain vegetation, lignum, cumbungi fish and birds, and compares to previous years monitoring results.

Murray cod movement and population structure in the Lindsay Island Anabranch system

This project presents the results from Murray cod movement monitoring in the Lindsay Island anabranch and the adjacent River Murray. The report highlights the importance of Mullaroo Creek for the Murray cod population in this region.

Hattah Lakes and Lindsay Mulcra Wallpolla Island icon sites – Black Box woodlands bird survey 2019–20

This project presents the results of the 2019–20 survey across the Hattah Lakes and Lindsay, Mulcra and Wallpolla Islands icon sites, including assessing how water for the environment delivery has influenced woodland bird communities in Hattah Lakes.

Carbon loads and modelling of dissolved organic carbon concentrations at the Lindsay Mulcra Wallpolla Islands and Hattah Lakes icon sites

This project details modelling undertaken to assess potential hypoxic blackwater risks associated with environmental watering events at Lindsay, Mulcra and Wallpolla Island and Hattah Lakes icon sites.

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2018–19 reports
The Living Murray: Annual condition monitoring at Lindsay–Mulcra–Wallpolla Icon Site 2018–19

This report details annual monitoring undertaken at Lindsay, Mulcra and Wallpolla Islands icon site in 2018–19 for river red gum, black box, wetland vegetation, floodplain vegetation, lignum, cumbungi, fish and birds, and compares to previous years monitoring results.

An assessment of fish spawning and early life history in the Lindsay Island anabranch system 2018

This study sampled the eggs, larvae and number of young small and large bodied native fish, such as Murray cod and golden perch, in three reaches of the Lindsay Island anabranch system. This was to see how changes in hydraulic habitat and flows may influence native fish spawning success and survival.

Lake Wallawalla Aquatic Ecosystem and Vegetation Monitoring 2018–19

This report presents the results of monitoring to assess how the wetland ecosystem and vegetation communities responded to variable water levels in Lake Wallawalla and compares to monitoring in previous years.

Lake Wallawalla Vegetation and Aquatic Ecosystem Monitoring Program 2018

This 2018 study assessed the conditions of the aquatic ecosystem and vegetation in Lake Wallawalla and provides baseline information on productivity, food sources and habitat available for fish and birds that use the lake.

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2017–18 reports
The Living Murray: Annual condition monitoring at Lindsay–Mulcra–Wallpolla Icon Site 2017–18: Part A

This report details annual monitoring undertaken at Lindsay–Mulcra–Wallpolla icon site in 2017–18 for River red gum, Black box, wetland vegetation, floodplain vegetation, Lignum, Cumbungi fish and birds, and compares to previous years monitoring results.

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2016–17 report
Fish movement in the Lindsay and Mulcra Island anabranch systems

This report presents the results from fish movement monitoring in the Lindsay-Mulcra-Wallpolla icon site in 2016–17. The program monitored movement of large bodied fish between the River Murray channel and various anabranches.

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2015–16 reports
Condition monitoring at Lindsay, Mulcra and Wallpolla Islands

This condition monitoring report documents changes in the condition of the whole-of-icon-site in 2015–16, including changes to floodplain trees, vegetation communities, Lignum, Cumbungi and fish assemblages.

Waterbird abundance and diversity at the Mallee icon sites

This report presents the results of waterbird abundance and diversity at the Hattah Lakes and Lindsay–Mulcra–Wallpolla icon sites in 2015–16.

Fish movement in response to environmental watering of Potterwalkagee Creek 2015–16

This report presents data from fish sampling undertaken at Potterwalkagee Creek, Victoria.

The report describes the observed assemblage of adult and juvenile fish from native and non-native species. The report also comments on the overall abundance and diversity of fish and crustacean species.

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2014–15 report
Waterbird Monitoring Mulcra Island 2014–15

This report presents data from waterbird surveys taken at Mulcra Island.

The report outlines the survey method and the observed composition of the waterbird community according to the abundance and the diversity of waterbird species.