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Flood Flows: Importance For Waterway Health

The floods in March 2018 produced a recording of over 3.5 million litres of water per second at Myola gauging station on the Barron River. Not only did this create spectacular waterfalls, but it also benefits our downstream estuaries. After several years of below average rainfall, we've finally seen a return to more active monsoonal weather patterns with many rivers across the Wet…
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Banana Industry Focused on Innovation

Over the past 20 years, banana growers such as Peter Inderbitzin and his family in Far North Queensland, have reduced their fertiliser application rates by up to 60%. Over the last decade several government funded projects have targeted a reduction in nutrient (fertiliser) and pesticide runoff - particularly in the Wet Tropics where our combination of short sharp…
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International Year of the Reef Kicks Off

This year partners from across the Reef 2050 Network are working together to put the spotlight on the Great Barrier Reef and all the work being undertaken to protect its future. The campaign is encouraging everyone to get involved by pledging to take environmental actions at home, work and home that will help minimise the effects…
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Working Together Pays Off

From planting hundreds of thousands of trees and clearing our beaches of plastic, to improved land management practices in the banana and sugar cane industries; this year’s Wet Tropics Report Card reflects how community efforts and actions are being rewarded with improved waterway health. The Wet Tropics Report Card 2017 has recorded improved conditions in…
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