Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder, Simon Banks, learning about Aboriginal (Yuwaalaraay) artefacts at Dharriwaa with Local Engagement Officer, Jason Wilson. Photo Credit: Lucas James (DCCEEW)

Between 8 and 26 February 2023, the Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder has released over 6 gigalitres of water from on farm storages into the Narran River. This water has now begun arriving at Narran Lakes where it will help to support waterbird breeding conditions. On its way to Narran Lakes, these flows have reconnected parts of the river and replenished important waterhole habitat, providing additional benefits for birds, fish and other native animals.

You can read more about this release here: Lower Balonne Flow Event Update: 3 March 2023

Managing water for the environment is a collective and collaborative effort, working in partnership with communities, private landholders, scientists and government agencies – these contributions are gratefully acknowledged.

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which we live, work and play. We also pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.