Update on Long Swamp water levels near Nobles Rocks…

Update on Long Swamp water levels near Nobles Rocks…

After today I will be offline for a couple of weeks, but yesterday I did manage to pop down to check on levels at Nobles Rocks to update you on progress – and things are looking good!

The latest view of the structure – 26th May 2015

Levels continue to rise gradually upstream of the structure, and in the deepest corner of nearby Long Swamp. As a result of this area of deeper water being recreated, we are rapidly approaching a key stage of the trial, with water levels near the natural outflow point (close to where Eel Creek commences to potentially carry flows downstream)¬†rising to 21.5 cm deep. Hopefully it won’t be long before we see a trickle downstream – the next couple of weeks will be very revealing…

Date Level in channel at Phase 3 structure Deep point in swamp Swamp level near outflow
31-Mar 0 cm 0 cm
6-Apr 0 cm 0 cm
8-Apr 53 cm 34 cm
9-Apr 74 cm 34 cm
12-Apr 105 cm 34 cm
16-Apr 122 cm 34 cm
20-Apr 133 cm 34 cm
23-Apr 140 cm 34 cm
24-Apr 144 cm 36 cm
27-Apr 151 cm 43.5 cm
28-Apr 153 cm 45.5 cm
30-Apr 154.5 cm 47 cm
3-May 159 cm 51.5 cm
9-May 170 cm 62.5 cm
13-May 184 cm 76.5 cm 2.5 cm
14-May 187 cm 79.5 cm 6 cm
17-May 191.5 cm 84 cm 10.5 cm
19-May 194.5 cm 87 cm 13.5 cm
26-May 202.5 cm 95 cm 21.5 cm *

[* Estimated level, not confirmed yet.]

By the way, the latest update from the Bitterns in Rice Project, including news on Robbie, can be found here, plus you can see a ‘hot off the press’ media release from the Bitterns in Rice Project here:¬†Bitterns-in-rice-project-Press-Release-May-26-2015. You will notice a mention of our efforts in Long Swamp which is a fantastic!

Mark Bachmann