Lower Lakes and Coorong Recovery
The impacts of prolonged drought and water over-allocation across the Murray-Darling Basin left the internationally significant Coorong and Lower Lakes wetlands on the brink of environmental collapse.
The Murray Futures Coorong and Lower Lakes Recovery program will deliver a range of projects to address environmental issues facing the region, such as salinity, acid sulfate soils and loss of habitat, and rebuild a healthy ecosystem that can better adapt to changing conditions in the future.
In partnership with the community, scientists, industry and the Ngarrindjeri, Coorong and Lower Lakes Recovery developed a long-term plan to secure a healthy, sustainable future for the region.
Coorong and Lower Lakes Recovery is part of the South Australian Government’s Murray Futures program, funded by the Australian Government’s Water for the Future initiative. The program is managed by the Department of Water, Environment and Natural Resources.
Adapting to Changing Conditions
The return of freshwater flows has provided much needed relief, and wetlands are showing signs of recovery, but more work is needed to secure a healthy, sustainable future for the region.
The way the region’s environment is managed will be adapted according to factors such as inflows, and new information from monitoring and research.
Community involvement in activities such as growing and planting vegetation and environmental monitoring is crucial to successfully deliver the long-term plan.
To find out how you can get involved, contact the Lakes Hubs via email or:
Milang: call 08 8537 0808 or visit shop 2, 10 Daranda Terrace, Milang
Meningie: call 08 8575 1830 or visit 79 Princes Highway, Meningie.
Securing the Future
Download Securing the Future: a long-term plan for the Coorong Lower Lakes and Murray Mouth in four parts:
Executive Summary (751kb pdf)
Part 1: Background (6.5mb pdf)
Part 2: Proposed actions (2.48mb pdf)
Appendices (4.02mb pdf).
To find out more visit the Department of Water, Environment and Natural Resources website.