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…

DateLevel in channel at Phase 3 structureDeep point in swampSwamp level near outflow
31-Mar0 cm0 cm
6-Apr0 cm0 cm
8-Apr53 cm34 cm
9-Apr74 cm34 cm
12-Apr105 cm34 cm
16-Apr122 cm34 cm
20-Apr133 cm34 cm
23-Apr140 cm34 cm
24-Apr144 cm36 cm
27-Apr151 cm43.5 cm
28-Apr153 cm45.5 cm
30-Apr154.5 cm47 cm
3-May159 cm51.5 cm
9-May170 cm62.5 cm
13-May184 cm76.5 cm2.5 cm
14-May187 cm79.5 cm6 cm
17-May191.5 cm84 cm10.5 cm
19-May194.5 cm87 cm13.5 cm
26-May202.5 cm95 cm21.5 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