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Reports confirm irrigation reduction

Reports confirm irrigation reduction

TWO reports released today show large areas of irrigable land between Nyah and the South Australian border were not irrigated during the 2009-10 season.

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Funding injection for four local Landcare groups

Funding injection for four local Landcare groups

Four local Landcare groups have received funding for vital on-ground environmental works that will help protect the unique semi-arid woodlands of the Victorian Mallee.

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Mildura West Primary School students lead the way

Mildura West Primary School students lead the way

Mildura West Primary School students will represent the region at a major environmental conference, thanks to sponsorship from the Mallee Catchment Management Authority (CMA).

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Work begins to restore better health to Mulcra Island

Work begins to restore better health to Mulcra Island

Construction has started on an innovative project that will help rescue Mulcra Island. Located half way between Mildura and Renmark on the Murray River, Mulcra Island provides vital habitat for rare and threatened species such as the regent parrot, the growling grass frog and the red-naped snake. The island is rich in Indigenous heritage and is also a much-loved camping and fishing destination for many people.

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Friends welcome watering at Merbein Common

Friends welcome watering at Merbein Common

Pumping has started to deliver 450 ML of environmental water to the Merbein Common under the autumn/winter environmental watering program. This water will top up levels in Cowanna Billabong and return flows to Brickworks Billabong.

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New structures to improve wetland health

New structures to improve wetland health

A new construction project is expected to help restore better health to part of the much-loved Kings Billabong Wildlife Reserve.

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Locals urged to log on to new online survey

Locals urged to log on to new online survey

A NEW online survey has been launched to help unearth more information about one of the Malleeā€™s threatened species.

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Water on the way for Merbein Common

Water on the way for Merbein Common

Environmental water will be delivered to Merbein Common later this month for the first time in four years.

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Environmental flows for Hattah Lakes

Environmental flows for Hattah Lakes

Pumping is underway to deliver environmental water to important wetlands at Hattah Lakes. The delivery of 11,400ML of environmental water during autumn and winter this year will mean Lake Yelwell will receive water for the first time since the 1996 flood, while Lakes Roonkie, Arawak, Bulla and Maramook will be inundated for the first time since 2006.

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Report locust activity

Report locust activity

Locust activity has significantly increased in Victoria during March and April. Locust sightings, especially of damage and egg-laying, should be reported as soon as possible to the Victorian Locust hotline on 1300 13 5559.

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Watering begins at Nyah State Forest

Watering begins at Nyah State Forest

Environmental water is being pumped into Nyah State Forest for the first time in four years.

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Irrigation incentives - CLOSED

Irrigation incentives - CLOSED

Irrigation incentives have now closed. Click Read more for the full press release inviting applications for this closed incentive.

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Millewa farmers back fodder demonstration trial

Millewa farmers back fodder demonstration trial

Millewa farmers are the driving force behind a new local trial to find an alternative fodder source to saltbush.

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New grants available for local Landcare groups

New grants available for local Landcare groups

Landcare groups in the Victorian Mallee are being urged to take advantage of a new $320,000 grants program that will fund conservation works on private land.

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Critical phase ahead for Walpeup fodder trial

Critical phase ahead for Walpeup fodder trial

Local farmers will get an insight into the suitability of native shrubs as a fodder source when a field trial at Walpeup is grazed for the first time next month.

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Lake Wallawalla to fill for the first time in more than a decade

Lake Wallawalla to fill for the first time in more than a decade

Pumping has begun to fill an important local wetland that has been dry for more than a decade.

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New round of incentives open for Victorian Mallee irrigators

New round of incentives open for Victorian Mallee irrigators

Applications are now open for the latest round of irrigation incentives on offer from the Mallee Catchment Management Authority (CMA).

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Mulcra Island floodplain project to commence soon

Mulcra Island floodplain project to commence soon

Construction will begin next month on a $6 million Brumby Labor Government infrastructure project that will deliver water to more than 500 hectares of drought stressed floodplain at Mulcra Island.

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New report tracks 12 years of change in irrigation sector

New report tracks 12 years of change in irrigation sector

A new report has revealed major changes in irrigation methods and a significant expansion in the area of irrigated land across the Mallee during the past 12 years.

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Climate Ready Natural Resource Management Planning in Victoria

Climate Ready Natural Resource Management Planning in Victoria

In a Victorian first, all ten Catchment Management Authorities (CMAs) have undertaken regional climate change adaptation planning which is now available through a one stop online portal.

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