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Floristic Assessment of the Lower Macquarie River

This report describes the results of a floristic assessment of the lower Macquarie River. The floristic assessment was undertaken along the Macquarie River from the end of the Northern Marsh Bypass Channel downstream to the confluence with the Barwon River.

The aim was to identify the plants in the river channel, river bank and on the floodplain. The results of this study, along with a geomorphic assessment, aquatic habitat assessment and hydrology study will contribute to an overall baseline condition assessment for the river.

Most of the fieldwork was undertaken during severe drought conditions in late 2009 and it is expected that plant diversity and condition may have been reduced as a consequence of lack of water and grazing impacts. A second assessment of the plants in the river channel was carried out at the end of February 2010 following heavy rain in December 2009 and January/February 2010. At Quambone, just upstream from the study area, 350mm of rain fell during this period (Bureau of Meteorology, 2010).

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Title Floristic Assessment of the Lower Macquarie River
Publication Date 1 September 2010
Themes Land and Resource Management
Spatial Extent
Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors
Author/ Prepared by IRP Environment Consultants
Publish date 15 June 2020
Update date 15 June 2020
Approval State Approved
Submitted for approval 15 June 2020
Submitted by Akhil Sud
Approved 15 June 2020
Approved by dstazic
Identifier 9b9ed3c8-8503-47e3-a70a-e6931cb161ea