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Waterways Graded Good in 2018 Report Card

The quality of water flowing to the Great Barrier Reef has improved according to the latest Wet Tropics Report Card. Released today, the Report Card grades nearly 90 per cent of the region’s freshwater rivers and estuaries as ‘Good’ or ‘Very good’, with the Daintree catchment the highest performer. Inshore and offshore marine areas fared…
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Herbert River Gully & Grazing Program

Reducing the amount of fine sediment entering waterways and flowing to the Great Barrier Reef lagoon is a major goal of the Herbert River Gully and Grazing Program. Research has shown that the Herbert catchment is a top-three contributor of fine sediment to the Great Barrier Reef. The other two are the Burdekin and Fitzroy catchments in the state’s…
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Fig Tree Lagoon Revegetated

Coastal wetlands are often described as the kidneys of the Great Barrier Reef as they provide a vital function to its ecosystem by filtering contaminants from runoff. Many wetland areas across the Wet Tropics have been altered since pre-European settlement, mostly to make way for agriculture. However, environmental community groups are working hard to restore them,…
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