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Replacement of damaged drainage structure at Norong

The North East Catchment Management Authority (CMA) is undertaking the replacement of a badly-damaged drop structure on the Escort Bridge Road drain at Norong near Rutherglen.

The replacement is part of the Rural Drainage Asset Replacement and Repair project funded under the Victorian Government’s Rural Drainage Strategy.

Construction is expected to be completed by the end of December.


Cudgewa fish survey yields signs of bushfire recovery

North East Catchment Management Authority (CMA) has partnered with Victoria’s Arthur Rylah Institute (ARI) to investigate the impact of the 2019-20 bushfires on Upper Murray waterways and the fish that live in them.

Researchers undertook electro fishing in the Cudgewa Creek last week to allow fish to be counted and tagged to support studies of the impact on fish migration and breeding areas following the Upper Murray fires.

The work is part of the North East CMA’s Bushfire Recovery Program, funded by the Victorian Government’s Capital Stimulus Project: Restoring Waterways initiative.


Ovens River waterway works support native fish at Bright and Tea Garden Creek Weir

North East Catchment Management Authority (CMA) is undertaking two fish passage projects on the Ovens River aimed at restoring habitat to support endangered native fish species at Bright and Tea Garden Creek Weir at Markwood (pictured).


Kiewa Valley dairy farmers hit climate change 'sweet spot'

Kiewa Valley dairy farmers Belinda and Scott McKillop are working with North East CMA on a National Landcare Program project to see how farmers use climate projections to support their farm management.


Fishing fees to restore habitat at Katie Peters Reserve

A project to restore fish habitat and increase the fish population in the Mitta River has received $39,381.20 through the 2019-20 round of the Victorian Government’s Recreational Fishing Large Grants Program.
The funding will allow the North East Catchment Management Authority (CMA) to install large rocks (rock seeding) and timber structures (known as LUNKERS) in the river at Katie Peters Reserve to provide fish habitat and improve opportunities for anglers.


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