The Healthy Russell River – Downstream of our Lonnavale Hatchery

Yet again, an independent biomonitoring report into the Russell River, next to our Lonnavale freshwater hatchery, has shown the river is in good health, with the two downstream assessment sites (at 50m and 200m) receiving an A rating (against the AUSRIVAS assessment protocol). You can read the latest report below:

Macroinvertebrate fauna of all three sites (one upstream too) were assessed as holding characteristics of relatively clean-water environments while algae levels were “very low at all three sites”.

At the Spring 2019 assessment, the independent consultant also found the river was in similar good health further stating “there was minimal evidence for impacts (of the hatchery) on the health of the macro-invertebrate fauna and algae growth downstream”. You can read the report below:

 

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