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New soil trial to help dairy farms reduce nutrient losses to waterways

A new soil amendment trial that aims to reduce the loss of nutrients to waterways has been established at one of the largest dairy farms in the south west of WA. A partnership between Yoongarillup dairy farmer Garry Haddon, the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation and Iluka Resources is exploring how the soil amendment...
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Surge barriers prove their worth in flood protection for Busselton

Water Corporation’s surge barriers in Vasse and Wonnerup demonstrated their importance in flood protection this week by holding back a significant tidal surge. Water Corporation South West Regional Manager, John Janssen, said the recent cold front brought higher than normal tides and the surge barriers had proven just how effective they are in protecting Busselton...
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Reconnection reports for Lower Vasse and Toby Inlet released

Two important technical reports into the outcomes of reconnecting waterways in the Lower Vasse and Toby Inlet have been released this week as commitments under the Revitalising Geographe Waterways program. The Reconnecting Rivers and Reconnecting Toby Inlet reports have been completed by the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation and are available on the Revitalising...
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Study leads to targeted action on waterlilies

A study into the influence of invasive aquatic weed, the Mexican waterlily (Nymphaea Mexicana) on ecology and water quality of the lower Vasse River has been completed. The study, funded through the Revitalising Geographe Waterways program, was initiated in response to community concern of the rapid expansion of the waterlily over recent years, which  is...
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Curtains drawn for the Lower Vasse River water treatment trial

A water treatment trial in the Lower Vasse River over the 2017-18 summer has ended with the removal of large blue plastic curtains used to separate sections of the river upstream of the traffic bridge in Busselton. Department of Water and Environmental Regulation scientist Svenja Tulipani said despite some issues with summer storms, the trial...
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Fishing for Facts in the Toby Inlet

Over twenty species of fish, including popular recreational species Black Bream, Blue Swimmer Crabs and Tarwhine, and a wide range of aquatic invertebrates were found in recent surveys of the Toby Inlet. The surveys were carried out by scientists from the Centre for Sustainable Aquatic Ecosystems at Murdoch University as an initiative of the City...
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