Author Archives: Ruth

Rising River Levels

So far this year, the river levels have been fairly constant and the current has been minimal. It’s exciting to see that above-average rains in the higher reaches of the Murray-Darling basin are now flowing into South Australia. River levels are rising before our eyes. Flows which have been steady around 3GL/day are increasing to […]

Understanding blue-green algae

There are no algal blooms in South Australia at this time but you may be interested to learn more about it while we are hearing of alerts in Victoria. The following fact sheet is good reading : Fact Sheet for Blue-green Algae Blue-green algaes are actually cyanobacteria and are naturally present in our waterways, so […]

Chowilla Regulator to re-open on 19/12/15

SA Water has advised that the regulator will be re-opened on 19th December. This is great news for people who hate hard portages and good timing for Christmas holiday-makers. And on the bright-side, the new ability to hold back the creek flows around Lock 6 has given a huge boost to the creekline vegetation, wetlands […]

A Day on Paringa’s Murtho Road

6 Great Things to Do on Paringa’s Murtho Road (Click the pictures for more information on each) Buy a scrumptious picnic lunch from the delightful Paringa Bakery. Head 8kms up Murtho Rd to Canoe the Riverland. Launch your kayaks into the creeks and enjoy the peace of nature for a few hours. Savour your picnic […]

Chowilla Update

The River Murray Flow Report advises that: “The Chowilla Creek environmental regulator is being operated from 6 October to mid-December 2015 to achieve a low-level, in-channel water level rise.The water levels behind the Chowilla regulator are being raised gradually by up to 1.5 metres. This will increase the water levels within channels in the anabranch, […]

River Conditions

DEWNR reports that the amount of Murray River water flowing into SA is now approximately 11GL per day and likely to increase slightly over the coming week. So some of the river banks on low ground are just covered, giving the plants a nice drink and greening things up a bit. Flow over Lock 1 […]