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David Crew: Edward River

David Crew: Edward River

Bottle number: 79

About the water

A colour photo of Sharnie Hamilton from Yarkuwa testing a water sample on the Edward River, Deniliquin.
Sharnie Hamilton from Yarkuwa testing a water sample on the Edward River, Deniliquin.
Photo: Tracy Hamilton.

Collected at: Edward River, Island Sanctuary, Deniliquin, NSW

E: 315673, N: 6066244, Zone 55

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Collected by: David Crew

Yarkuwa Indigenous Knowledge Centre have been working to adopt and promote sound land management practices in several locations around Deniliquin, including the Island Sanctuary. Yarkuwa has also developed educational material to demonstrate indigenous cultural and environmental values to the community.

Yarkuwa has conducted weed eradication throughout the Island Sanctuary and conducts tours through the Sanctuary to educate the public on the cultural significance of the site including scar trees and bush tucker.

Water quality:

Turbidity: 20NTU
pH: 8
Nitrates: Not done
Salinity: 50┬ÁS/cm
Phosphates: available phosphate = 0.03 mg/L
Dissolved oxygen: 0.2mg/L

Temperature: 26 degrees Celsius

ACT Waterwatch says:

None of the background information points to why the turbidity is elevated, but it is. Otherwise this site looks lovely.

Edward River, Island Sanctuary, Deniliquin, NSW.
Edward River, Island Sanctuary, Deniliquin, NSW. Photo: Sandy Dellwo.

About the site

The Island Sanctuary is a Crown Reserve located in the Deniliquin township in Southern NSW. It is a natural river red gum bushland at the junction of the Edward River and Tarangle Creek. The Edward River is a tributary of the Murray River. The Island Sanctuary is an important cultural, environmental and recreational asset to the local community.

What's going on:

Weed eradication and monthly water quality monitoring.

Yarkuwa have conducted weed eradication and regeneration of native vegetation at the Island Sanctuary to improve growing conditions for indigenous food and medicine plants. Yarkuwa also conducts monthly water quality monitoring and upload the information onto the Waterwatch NSW website.