Early in 2019 the WGCMA will start work on a project to create a fishway at Horseshoe Bend on the Thomson River. Unfortunately that means the area will be closed to the public from Feb – June 2019.
The Thomson River Fishway is an innovative project designed to improve the health of the Thomson River by reconnecting the flow around Horseshoe Bend. Reinstating the flow will have major benefits for the health of the Thomson River. The project will create access to over 80km of pristine upstream habitat for fish. It can also be thought of as an ecological insurance policy, as opening habitat for fish grows their populations, which makes them more resilient to changes throughout the catchment.
For further information about the project https://www.wgcma.vic.gov.au/…/projec…/thomson-river-fishway
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