Photo: The River Murray Channel. (John Baker)
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The artery that connects the whole River system
The River Murray Channel is the ‘main artery’ of the River and extends over 2000 kilometres (river distance) from Hume Dam near Albury to Wellington in South Australia.
The Channel forms the link between the forests, floodplains, wetlands and estuaries along the River Murray and provides habitat for many native plants, fish and animals. Its banks support River Red Gum forests, which have strong natural and cultural values.
The Living Murray First Step ecological objectives:
To overcome barriers to migration of native fish species between the sea and Hume Dam;
To maintain current levels of channel stability;
Expanded ranges of many species of migratory fishes;
- Similar or lesser levels of channel erosion to those currently observed.
For the River Murray Channel Icon Site Management Plan visit the publications page.
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