Priority asset to be protected: The Loddon River downstream of Cairn Curran Reservoir is listed as a flow-stressed river in the 2002 Victorian River Health Strategy.
Overview: This large-scale river restoration project complements environmental flows by improving river health along the regulated reaches of the Loddon River (downstream of Cairn Curran to the Murray River) and Tullaroop Creek. The Loddon River has a very high regional significance with individual river reaches listed for protection in the North Central River Health Strategy. It supports riparian vegetation communities and a range of threatened fauna (such as fish and birds) that are dependent on the river. Specific threats to the health of the river include changed flow regimes, uncontrolled stock access, lack of fringing riverside vegetation, loss of habitat, sedimentation of waterway and pools and artificial barriers to fish migration.
In 2011-12, the final year of the current Large-Scale River Restoration funding for this project, the North Central CMA will deliver the Legacy Project - a community engagement component acknowledging community involvement and celebrating project successes with public events and the development of project resources.
On-ground works to be delivered include riparian protection (including fencing and revegetation), erosion control, aquatic habitat improvement and management of weed species.
Click here for the Loddon Stressed River Project - Project Overview Fact Sheet
Click here for the Changing Shape of River Channels Fact Sheet
Click here for the Understanding River Health Fact Sheet
Click here for The Role of Wetlands Fact Sheet
Click here for The Loddon River from an Indigenous Perspective Fact Sheet
Click here for the Managing Riparian Land Fact Sheet
Click here for the Maintaining Instream Habitat Fact Sheet
Loddon Legacy: Resource Guide - Please note this link requires Adobe Flash Player to work and may take a few minutes to download due to its large file size
Project contact: Tess Grieves
Natural Resource Management Committee Portfolio Group: Ron Murray, Shane O'Loughlin, Richard Carter and Colin Smith