Design and construction

All work around the dams will be done with minimal disturbance to the surrounding area and according to the following priorities: Control erosion Improve wildlife habitat. Improve public access. Blend with the surrounds. ACT Parks & Conservation will place large boulders and logs in and around the dams. These provide…

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Plants and planting

We will be planting around 14000 endemic submerged, filter zone and dryland plants. This is approximately 5 to 6 plants per linear metre in and along the water’s edge and 5 to 6 plants per square meter in the filter zone and dry area around the dams. Submerged 1.5 per…

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Schedule

Milestones Indicators Key Dates ·   Consultation and detailed design completed. ·   Local riparian species selected and sourced or propagated. ·   Monitoring plan finalised. ·    Design finalised and signed off by stakeholders including Parks and Conservation. ·     Seed collection and plant propagation begun. ·     Water quality and wildlife monitoring begun. July 05 Communication and…

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Dragonfly

The Friends of Mount Majura are working to improve the habitat around two dams in the Mt Majura Nature Reserve, with assistance from the ACT Government’s ACT Environment Grants.  We hope to create a wetland environment as a haven for birds and other wildlife, particularly frogs.  The project has been…

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Water quality

The water quality of both dams is being monitored. Monthly data will be collected over the 18 months of the project to measure how revegetation of the dams affects the water quality. Upper Dam Date 07/09/05 13/10/05 Time 13:20 09:20 Air Temp (deg C) 18 17 Water temp (deg C)…

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