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
Leukaemia diagnosis for Shepparton boy Travis Lamont, 17, hits his family hard.
Yarrawonga Football Netball Club senior footballer Jeremy O’Brien celebrated his 200th senior Ovens and Murray Football Netball League game against the Wodonga Bulldogs on Saturday.
The trip to Deakin Reserve pitted the fourth-placed Bulldogs up against sixth-placed Demons in a vital match to consolidate a finals berth.
Deputy Premier Peter Ryan and Deputy Nationals leader Peter Walsh are expected to make a significant and long-awaited bridge announcement tomorrow.
Sergeant Dale Simm of Rochester police is warning the public to be wary of phone calls offering all sorts of great prizes.
100 days at Tongala Primary.
Mark Grainger cannot believe his luck after suffering a heart attack on the day a new drug was approved to be administered by paramedics.
A man who attempted, but failed miserebly, to rob the Tocumwal Pie Shed is still on the run from police.
District residents judge the top releases from the Heathcote wine region during the second annual Heathcote Wine Show on the weekend.
A sporting precinct has emerged as the main driver behind merger of Cobram and Victory soccer clubs.
A top-three finish is on the cards for the Deni Rovers after they knocked off Jerilderie on Saturday.
Innovative irrigators are being encouraged to apply for a 2014 Rural Water Award and the chance to win a $2000 cash prize.
Three Benalla residents are speaking up to bring the issue of youth homelessness into the spotlight.
Discover unbelievable local deals from local businesses every week in the Goulburn and Murray Valley area with Leapon.com.au!
Search properties for sale or rent across North Central Victoria and Southern NSW. Visit your local website for local homes....
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.