Live @ the lake

I’m surprised and a little dismayed about how much the water levels in Cairn Curran have fallen over autumn. Here’s hoping for a winter deluge to replenish this important wetland.

As you can see from the graph below this is the typical pattern that results from large volumes of downstream water transfer over summer and autumn, much of this destined for orchards along the Murray River. The storage is currently at about 38% of capacity.


Waterbirds are scarce at present, although a visit is always rewarded with some great sights.


Whistling Kite, Cairn Curran Reservoir, 20th May 2021


Australian Pelican






Australasian Darter


Black Kite

One response to “Live @ the lake

  1. John Carruthers

    Hmmm. Are there minimum environmental levels set? Or is this just part of the general mismanagement of the Murray-Darling, @Geoff?

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