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Article

Langlands river project complete

Oct 27, 2020


 
AndrewSostheim-WRAnabranchSunset3-Oct262020-Web360x253Wimmera River, sunset view
 
AndrewSostheim-WRAnabranchSunset4-Oct262020-WebNews-360wSunset overlooking Wimmera River anabranch
The joint Langlands Track project with the Langlands family, Horsham Rural City Council, DELWP and the Wimmera River Improvement Committee has reconnected an anabranch which previously only received water during floods.

This section near the Horsham weir can now hold water permanently and will act as a drought refuge when the weir pool is low.

This aspect of the project adds to the natural beauty of this sealed walking track which is accessible for walkers, runners, cyclists, mobility scooters, wheelchairs and families with prams between Anzac Bridge and Horsham Weir on both sides of the river. 

Horsham Rural City Council funded the project while Wimmera Catchment Management Authority contributed $100,000.  

One of Horsham's residents Andrew Sostheim, who helped found Horsham Park Run and is a keen enthusiast of river-based activities, shared these photos of the Wimmera River and the anabranch just after water was released into it as the spring sun went down.

  • We have also put together a short video of the project which is published on our YouTube channel.