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Environmental flows for lake

NORTH Central Catchment Management Authority will top up Lake Meran with water for the environment, returning the lake to its highest level since the 2016 natural floods.

Up to 2300 megalitres will flow into the lake until mid-May, on top of the 5414 megalites already delivered this season.

North Central CMA chief executive officer Brad Drust said the flows were in line with the waterway’s 10-year environmental water management plan.

“The water will give important black box and red gum communities on the fringes of the lake a much-needed drink,” he said. “And the water will continue to provide a refuge for the important population of Murray River turtles that call the lake home.


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