Mon 4th March
6pm till approx. 7.30pm
Date to be confirmed, stay in touch via Facebook or email us at for an agenda.
High River - What does this mean for Lake Hawthorn?
No natural flows will be heading to Lake Hawthorn during the current high river flows, due to a few factors:-
Drainage basin capacity to be kept at a regulated level in the case of a rain event with the potential of causing flooding.
Black water potentially detrimental to good water quality at the moment.
Current management plan does not allow for natural flows to occur.
Salt emission to the river is highly regulated with certain requirements needing to be in place.
Further information will be made available at the AGM and we welcome anyone who may like to come and ask questions or offer further information.
Behind the News goes to air and the web with their Murray River series "River Kids", featuring local school children, fruit properties and possibly even "Lake Hawthorn" if it made it through the editing process. 10am Monday 6th June, 2016.
Environmental Water Flows into Lake Hawthorn
Commencing in April 2016 Lake Hawthorn began to receive an Environmental Water Allocation via infrastructure that is managed by Lower Murray Water.
Irrigation flows are prioritised throughout this process.
The following document outlines information provided by Mallee CMA regarding this allocation which is to support waterways that have significant benefits to migratory and native birdlife. There has been significant evidence to show that Lake Hawthorn is in fact a prominant area for endangered species including the red necked stint which flies from as far away as Siberia.
Frequently Asked Questions
or Behind the News
ABC kids show "Behind the News" came to town and interviewed two local students from The Lake Primary School, asking them about water and how their families and our community rely on it, and how it is managed.
Stay tuned as this is currently being edited and will be used along with many other stories as part of a Murray River television and web series.
Going to air Monday June 6th at 10am or view online via the Behind the News homepage.