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Read about our latest surface water science work by our resident scientists.

Brewarrina fish traps on the Barwon River in Brewarrina, NSW.
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Scientists from the Department of Planning and Environment, Surface Water Science team, are conducting field work to monitor the health of plant communities in the Northern Murray Darling Basin.

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We used satellite imagery to monitor the replenishment of remnant pools and low flow connectivity during a protected environmental flow event in the most recent drought.

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The Surface Water Science team used hydrological data to assess how effective cease-to-pump rules are at protecting low and base flows in rivers.

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In April 2021, the Water Science team collected data on how environmental flows may overcome the impacts of Snowy Hydro Scheme weirs and dams on aquatic ecosystems within the Snowy mountains.