Re-snagging in the upper Hunter River

 
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In the Upper Hunter River between Aberdeen and Muswellbrook, long term land use changes such as extensive clearing for grazing has significantly altered much of the riparian vegetation and geomorphology. Previous river management regimes have resulted in the removal of large woody debris, which has seriously impacted on fish habitat availability leading to a reduction in fish numbers. Four engineered log jams were constructed and installed to rehabilitate this degraded area to reduce bank and bed erosion and provide valuable habitat for native fish such as Australian bass and mullet. Completed in 2012.

 
Organisation Hunter Central Rivers Catchment Management Authority
Contact

Scott Nichols, Ph: (02) 6626 1396, email: scott.nichols@dpi.nsw.gov.au

Funding Body NSW Habitat Action Grant, in-kind support