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Cane farmers and scientists focus on water quality during AIMS visit

A visit to the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) last week gave a group of Burdekin cane farmers an opportunity to learn more about the science behind water quality research.

The NQ Dry Tropics event, designed to help foster a better understanding between farmers and scientists, also involved representatives from Lower Burdekin Water, Burdekin … Continue Reading ››

Wet weather highlights fishway success and boosts fish migration

NQ Dry Tropics, Lower Burdekin Water and TropWater took advantage of last week’s wet weather by deploying fish monitoring survey traps at Lilliesmere Lagoon to see whether recently installed fishways are working effectively. Due to the extended dry, this was the first opportunity to test the fishways since they were … Continue Reading ››

Fish numbers up as weed control improves Burdekin waterway

Latest monitoring results show that ongoing work to improve the health of Sheepstation Creek, near Ayr, is improving native fish populations.

Since 2013 NQ Dry Tropics has worked with Burdekin Shire Council, Lower Burdekin Water and local landowners to remove weeds, construct fishways, replenish fish stocks, and reduce levels of excess irrigation water that … Continue Reading ››