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Rivers are the lifeblood of Victoria; they perform a difficult balancing act providing water for our community needs while playing a vital role in maintaining natural ecosystems and water cycle.

In-stream habitat enhancement, environmental water reserve, floodplain and drainage, fisheries management and riparian protection are all areas of work where together with the community Glenelg Hopkins CMA contributes to our regions water resources now and for the future.





Science just got more real

Science just got more real at Casterton Secondary College.

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Bringing science to life

Glenelg Hopkins Community Liaison Officer Felicity Forth visited Balmoral Community College  to show students a little of the science that applies to managing their own river.

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Parliamentary Sec for Water visits Warrnambool

Glenelg Hopkins Catchment Management Authority had the pleasure of hosting Parliamentary Secretary Anthony Carbines MP in Warrnambool this week

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Students learn more about their river

More than 60 Balmoral school kids got up close and personal with native fish from the Glenelg River

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Water for Victoria

Recognising Aboriginal Water Values In a first for Victoria, an environmental flow release into the Glenelg River has supported both environmental outcomes as well as Aboriginal cultural values.

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Help find Percy a home

The ‘Big Fish Hotel Project' has a new face for the campaign - Percy the Estuary Perch.

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Litter Clean-up day for the Fitzroy River estuary

Glenelg Hopkins CMA and Conservation Volunteers Australia are hosting a Clean-up Australia Day activity at the beautiful Fitzroy estuary in Tyrendarra on Saturday March 4, starting at 10:00am.

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Big Fish Hotels are hot property in Warrnambool

The ‘Big Fish Hotel Project' has received a massive boost thanks to the kind donations of two local businesses.

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Fish tagged to solve mystery of reappearing perch

In 2010 long-time fisherman Brian Murrell reeled in something he didn't expect to see while fishing in the Glenelg River near Casterton. 

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From salty to fresh

Lower salinity from the upcoming water release into the Glenleg River will mean good things for the both farmers and anglers alike.

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Late summer fresh to renew upper Glenelg

After a cooler than average summer, Glenelg Hopkins Catchment Management Authority is about to release the second environmental water flow in the Glenelg River for the 2016/ 2017 summer period.

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Merri River Restoration Underway

The Merri River Restoration Project is making good progress in its second year.

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Fiery Creek - Connecting the Catchment

The Fiery Creek has always had a role in connecting the catchment and communities.

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Picking up the pieces from the September floods

CMA drought crews are helping local farmers deal with the legacyof the September floods.

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Rare blackfish found in Caramut creek

Three Caramut kids had a slippery and scientific start to the school holidays .

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The last mile for drought crew

When Angus McLean bought Kurramyra two years ago he knew he was in for a challenge.

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Environmental flows banked for dry times

Glenelg Hopkins CMA has kicked off this year's environmental water flows and are banking water for the upcoming summer.

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Joint effort to remove sandbags from Coleraine

Work crews from Glenelg Hopkins CMA and Southern Grampians Shire Council joined forces to remove sandbags from Coleraine homes last week.

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Drought Crew help farmers with aftermath of floods

Glenelg Hopkins CMA Ararat Drought Crew found more than they expected when helping a Maroona farmer clear debris from fences in the aftermath of recent floods.

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New digs for Merri River fish

Fish in the Merri River are in for a treat, with six fish hotels set to be established in theMerri River estuary.

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Environmental water held back in Rocklands

Due to recent flooding, no environmental water has been released from Rocklands Reservoir into the Glenelg River since early July.

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CMA Drought Crew working through the winter

Continuing the Victorian Government's Drought Employment Program, Glenelg Hopkins CMA's drought crews have been hard at work despite wet conditions in recent weeks.

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Anglers turn out for the Glenelg River

Over 100 people participated in field days at Balmoral, Casterton, Harrow and Dartmoor in recent weeks where staff from Glenelg Hopkins CMA and Austral Research used fish survey techniques to highlight native fish species in the Glenelg River.

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Angler Engagement Fish Field Days

Glenelg Hopkins CMA, in partnership with the Victorian Environmental Water Holder will be holding Glenelg River Angler and Community Fishing Days.

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Rivers get boost in funding

The Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Water, the Hon Lisa Neville recently launched the statewide Regional Riparian Action Plan.

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