How to make a drain disappear! – Brady Swamp works update
It has been a hectic time for NGT in the upper Wannon River catchment, with Adam busy coordinating the permanent restoration works for Brady Swamp that are well underway, thanks to the support of the Victorian Government (Living Victoria Fund), Parks Victoria and local private landholders.
This is wetland restoration at its best – complete back-filling of a major drain that was constructed parallel to the Wannon River around 60 years ago. In the process we are permanently reinstating the hydrology of Brady Swamp and enabling the Wannon River to function naturally, when swamp levels are high enough, flowing down its original course. This work capitalises on the successful restoration trial structure that the local community helped us get in place last year.
It is going to be great to share the images of Brady Swamp as it fills this coming winter and spring – let’s hope we have a good season coming up…
PS – In some of the images below, it is actually hard to believe you are looking at the same spot!