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State Budget extends award-winning water program

The McGowan Government is extending an award-winning water improvement program with $1.6 million allocated in the upcoming State Budget. The money is earmarked for the Revitalising Geographe Waterways program which aims to improve water quality, waterway health and better manage the Geographe waterways. The program, which is due to finish its four-year, State-funded run in...
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Trial successful at improving liveability

A trial to physically remove a rotting algal mat along the shoreline of the Vasse Estuary was carried out last week to see if the algae could be removed successfully to alleviate foul smells and provide relief to Wonnerup residents. Sandgroper Contractors used a liquid waste truck with a boom hose to remove the algal...
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Health check reveals Vasse River is swimming with native species

A health check of the Vasse River has revealed its significant ecological value with a system rich in native fish and crayfish. Scientists from the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (DWER) compared three sites as part of the Healthy Rivers program. The findings, which included data on water quality, vegetation, fish and macroinvertebrate (bugs),...
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Vasse sandbar opening expected to improve water quality

The sandbar at the entrance of the Vasse Diversion Drain in Busselton has been opened as part of a trial to improve water quality in warmer months. During summer, water quality in the lower parts of the drain can deteriorate due to low flows, warm water temperature, and high levels of nutrients. At this time...
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Draft Plans open for public comment

Three draft plans that will help determine how our local wetlands and waterways are managed into the future are now available for public comment. The three plans will guide future management actions to improve waterway health and water quality in the Lower Vasse River, Toby Inlet and the Vasse Wonnerup wetlands. The City of Busselton...
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Soil testing a win for our farmers and our waterways

Local soil testing contractors will finish soil sampling across 21 farms in the Geographe catchment this week as part of a three year program that is hoped will be a win-win for both farmers and our waterways. The soil testing is part of a three year program that is helping farmers make evidence-based decisions on...
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