Groundwater dependent ecosystem monitoring
Red gum monitoring
Natural Resources Eyre Peninsula has commenced monitoring Red gum (Eucalyptus camaldulensis) populations in Musgrave (Polda, Bellevue and Bramfield) and Southern Basins (Uley Wanilla) Prescribed Wells Areas. We also monitor a control site outside of a Prescribed Wells Area near Coulta. This monitoring occurs each spring and will provide an understanding of the impacts of groundwater use on ecosystem health. Details of the methods used to determine Red gum health are outlined in the Manual for the visual assessment of lower River Murray floodplain trees: River Red Gum (Eucalyptus camaldulensis).
Monitoring data from these surveys can be accessed via the interactive map below (zoom in closer to see more).
Download your copy of the full 'Eyre Peninsula Groundwater Ecosystems Data Analysis: Red gum tree conditions data (five sites)' report here (1.8MB).
Report cards summarising the results of this monitoring, at specific sites, can be seen in the links below:
Natural Resources Eyre Peninsula has commenced monitoring wetlands (Pillie Lake and Sleaford Mere) in the Southern Basins Prescribed Wells Area. This monitoring occurs each autumn and spring, and will provide an understanding of the impacts of groundwater use on ecosystem health.
Update 15/10/2019: Reports are currently being produced which will summarise the results of this monitoring.
WaterConnect is your portal to the latest information about South Australia's water resources, providing you with direct access to water-related publications and data. For yearly reports on the groundwater status please search via the interactive map in this link.
Long-term groundwater level and salinity data for Musgrave and Southern Basins Prescribed Wells Areas can be accessed here.
Real time rainfall data for several sites across Eyre Peninsula can be accessed here.