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Wimmera CMA

Street Address:
24 Darlot Street, Horsham, 3400
(enter via Gleed St)

Postal Address:
PO Box 479, Horsham, VIC, 3402
Phone: (03) 5382 1544
Fax: (03) 5382 6076
Email: wcma@wcma.vic.gov.au
 
Office Hours:
Monday to Friday, 8:30 - 5:00pm
(excluding Public Holidays and Christmas - New Year Closure.  Office may also be closed for short periods Monday mornings)

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Water for the environment update, Summer

Dec 14, 2021


 
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The Wimmera River provides a backdrop to some of the most special moments in people’s lives. Proposals, birthday parties, family and wedding photo shoots, first fish, biggest fish, smallest fish, daily walks with the dog, sunrises and sunsets. It’s also a place for adventure where people love to row, paddleboard, run, bike ride, take the tinny out, and fish for species such as Golden Perch, Silver Perch and Freshwater Catfish.

The summer ahead is filled with promise, with the Wimmera River looking nice and healthy thanks to natural flows doing the heavy lifting. Regular rain during late autumn, winter, spring and into summer has kept the river flowing, and coupled with mild weather conditions, fish and other water creatures are thriving.

What are your plans by the Wimmera River this summer? Share your favourite #wimmerariver moments via social media – we’d love to see what you get up to!

Explore Wimmera Waterways 

Wimmera CMA has been working with local film producer Will Robertson who’s been checking out the best waterway spots for the summer holidays. 

“The Wimmera River looks picture perfect at the moment. It’s great to see so many people out there and making the most of it. There’s such a wide range of things you can do on the river, anything from a nice walk along the banks to trying your luck with a fishing rod or even going for boat ride. There’s something for everyone and I’d recommend getting out there this summer to experience it for yourself.”

Check out Wimmera River Adventures on film

SUMMER FLOWS

The recent La Nina prediction may see heavy rainfall in the region, although its impact tends to be more in eastern Victoria. In more dry catchments such as the Wimmera, runoff may be limited. Weather dictates environmental water releases, so the plans for summer flows may change.

  • Wimmera River: Hot and dry conditions will cause natural flows to cease; environmental flows will commence in the New Year after several weeks of no flow. 
  • MacKenzie River & Burnt Creek: Intermittent flows for these waterways aim to refill refuge pools after periods of no flow, and will last anywhere from several days to weeks, depending on the location.
  • Mt William Creek: Flows from Lake Lonsdale are planned for late summer to refill refuge pools.  

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