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