The Loddon River has been rated ‘‘poor’’ in a new publication describing the health of Victorian rivers.March 4, 2014 4:04am
The Loddon River has been rated ‘‘poor’’ in a new publication describing the health of Victorian rivers.
The worst elements of the river quality were in water quality, flow regime, aquatic life and the condition of the vegetation.
The description was contained in a publication by Environment Victoria called Our Rivers, Our Lifeblood, a new web-based atlas and campaign which summarises the issues facing Victoria’s rivers, catchment by catchment.
The Goulburn River’s condition was rated overall as ‘‘moderate’’.
Environment Victoria’s Healthy Rivers Campaigner Juliet Le Feuvre said the government held a lot of information about rivers and water resources, but it was buried in a multitude of hard-to-find reports.
‘‘For the first time there is now a user-friendly online atlas which tells the story of the state of Victoria’s 30 river catchments,’’ she said.
The atlas charts the health, major features and water uses, and the natural values of each river.
‘‘Victoria’s rivers are faring poorly and this online atlas outlines an election year agenda for what needs to be done to restore our rivers.
‘‘Our Rivers, Our Lifeblood outlines the conservation priorities and solutions for each river system and draws together the priorities for action across the state.’’
Ms Le Feuvre said key statewide priorities for improving river health included:
The report can be found at www.environmentvictoria.org.au
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