Kanoona Rocks Fish habitat enhancement project

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The Kanoona Rocks section of the Bega River, about 8 km upstream from the township of Bega in the Southern Rivers Catchment Management Authority area, represents a significant haven for native fish, particularly when times are dry. Willow chokes that divert flow towards banks causing erosion and potentially inhibiting fish passage and lack of bank vegetation resulting in reduced bank stability and habitat are a couple of issues threatening the Kanoona Rock section of the Bega River. A detailed survey of willows was undertaken along the project reach and the low flow channel was mapped and experienced contractors were engaged to undertake willow control along 5 km (both banks) of the river via stem injection of large trees and spot spraying of smaller trees. Also, 0.4 km of revegetation along the right bank of the Bega River was undertaken where 550 trees and shrubs and 1000 Lomandras were planted. Completed in 2012.

Organisation Southern Rivers Catchment Management Authority

Scott Nichols, Ph: (02) 6626 1396, email: [email protected]

Funding Body NSW Habitat Action Grant, in-kind support