Macquarie River and Marshes 2018-19
Commonwealth and NSW environmental water holders agreed to deliver environmental water to the mid-Macquarie River and Marshes between winter and summer 2018-19 to maintain the ecological health and resilience of assets in the catchment. Environmental water was also expected to help maintain and improve the condition of wetland vegetation, and provide benefits for native fish and waterbirds.
2018-19 Macquarie event updates
posted 21 July 2020
Fact sheet: Macquarie River Valley 2018–19 Water Use
A total of 126,477 ML of NSW and Commonwealth water for the environment was delivered to the mid-Macquarie River and Macquarie Marshes in winter-spring 2018. A further 1,100 ML was delivered in autumn 2019, to maintain two refuge habitats and support native fish survival: the Lower Nyngan Weir Pool on the Bogan River, and at Methalibah Reserve on Ewenmar Creek.
posted 10 December 2018
Macquarie River and Marshes watering event update 3
Flows are being delivered to support plants and animals in the Macquarie River and Marshes. Water for the environment has now made it through the Marshes, all the way along the lower Macquarie River and has connected to the Barwon River.
posted 5 October 2018
Macquarie River and Marshes watering event update 2
Steady lower flows are being delivered to keep Murray cod nesting sites inundated along the mid-Macquarie River, while continuing to spread inundation in the Marshes.
posted 12 September 2018
Macquarie River and Marshes watering event update 1
The delivery of Commonwealth and NSW environmental water from Burrendong Dam commenced in mid-July 2018, and is now making its way through the Macquarie Marshes.