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Sugar Shack Wetland Management

Monitoring Aug 2011
Monitoring Update 2011
Monitoring Dec 2008

This management plan was written by Kjartan Tumi Bjornsson for the Mid Murray Local Action Planning Committee Inc. and the Landholders of Swan Reach Complex, and reviewed and endorsed by the SA River Murray Wetland Technical Group.

Funding was provided by the National Action Plan for Salinity and Water Quality, the Natural Heritage Trust, and the River Murray Catchment Water Management Board (now SA MDB NRM board).

The management plan has been prepared according to the Guidelines for developing wetland management plans for the River Murray in South Australia 2003 (River Murray Catchment Water Management Board and Department of Water Land and Biodiversity Conservation 2003) and as such fulfils obligations under the Water Allocation Plan for the River Murray Prescribed Watercourse.


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WETLAND MANAGEMENT PLAN



Sweeney's Lagoon Wetland Management

Monitoring March 2007

The rehabilitation of Sweeney's Lagoon is aimed at maintaining and improving wetland ecological values, such as maintaining habitat for the benefit of frogs, fish and waterbirds and the improvement of vegetation such as preserving the health of river red gums and lignum.

The vision for Sweeney's Lagoon is a healthy clear water temporary wetland fulfilling a diversity of habitat requirements for native fauna. It is envisaged that the wetland will maintain its diversity of macrophytes providing habitat for native fish and birds. The fish barriers will be improved (reduced) based on the most recent research. The wetland will have regular visits by water birds, including migratory species. The riparian area will be maintained in its current condition of mostly local native species, both through active involvement with the removal of weed species and through the watering of river red gums. The current land management will remain contributing to the maintenance of the vegetation diversity.


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Morgan's Lagoon (Moorundi Wetlands Complex) Management

Morgan's Lagoon (Moorundi Wetlands Complex) Management

Monitoring Dec 2008

The objectives remain similar to past objectives of the Landcare group. However, the management of the wetland, due to a change in legislation, now requires a water licence for which a detailed operational management plan needs to be structured. The objectives for the restoration of Morgan's Lagoon, listed in detail in Chapter 6 on page 36, fulfil a number of the water allocation criteria, as outlined in Section 5.3 of the Water Allocation Plan for the River Murray (River Murray Catchment Water Management Board 2002).

The objectives include the restoration of the wetland condition and associated habitat values (wetland fringing and aquatic vegetation). The purpose of which is the restoration of native vegetation, which will benefit waterbirds and native fish species. This will be partly achieved through the appropriate management of the water regime, i.e. the restoration of a patern of wetting and drying cycles, and partly through on ground action such as weed control and feral animal control. Other objectives include the restoration of habitat for native fish communities, facilitating their recruitment and reduction of the impact of exotic fish.

The Moorundi Wetland Project is led by the Swan Reach and Districts Landcare Group and supported by local landowners. This group has installed flow control structures in six locations throughout the Moorundi wetland complex and intend to install more as was envisaged in the Moorundi Wetland Complex Management Plan 2002 (Jensen and Turner 2002).


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WETLAND MANAGEMENT PLAN


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