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Reef Assist Projects Benefits Jobs & Environment

In September 2020 the Queensland Government announced $4M of Reef Assist funding for environmental projects in the Wet Tropics to improve waterways and boost jobs. The projects are being delivered by: [caption id="attachment_6756" align="alignleft" width="300"] Meeting some of the team working on the Johnstone Reef Assist project.[/caption] Terrain NRM Terrain is auspicing $520,000 on behalf…
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La Nina Weather Patterns

La Nina weather patterns occur every 3-7 years off the east coast of Australia and it looks like we're in for one in the 20/21 wet season. So what are the implications for our waterways in the Wet Tropics? Since we produced the first annual Wet Tropics Report Card in 2016, most years have been…
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Waterways ‘good’ despite record-breaking weather

The majority of freshwater rivers and estuaries continue to be in ‘good’ or ‘very good’ condition, according to the latest 2020 Wet Tropics Report Card. However, record-breaking dry periods followed by extreme flood events did place some pressure on our waterways. Wet Tropics Waterways Chair Professor Steve Turton said while high annual rainfall variability and…
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