In September 2023, the Surface Water Science team installed monitoring equipment and collected data in the weir pools of the Darling-Baaka River to understand how flow velocities effect thermal and dissolved oxygen stratification.
The department has used the latest research from the University of New England to develop water requirements for the endangered Bell’s turtle.
Our latest research prioritises flow-dependent stream frog species that can be used to monitor the environmental outcomes of water management rules and policies aimed at protecting flowing habitats.
The Murray Darling Basin Authority has recently published the NSW 2020 reports on environmental outcomes at the asset scale (Matter 8) and progress towards water quality targets (Matter 12).
The Surface Water Science team are developing new environmental DNA techniques for monitoring the Giant dragonfly to help protect this endangered species.