The project’s monitoring program continues to indicate that our methodology of wetland management (i.e. manipulating environmental factors to mimic a more natural wetting/drying regime in downstream areas) is successful and will provide a more sustainable management solution beyond the life of this project. The current findings indicate approximately four months of “dry down” is critical to seasonally control invasive species and allow time for the wetland to successfully ‘reset’ itself. Spotswoods Lagoon Pig Swamp site continues to be the real success story of the project with the landholder extracting the unseasonal flows into the wetlands and redistributing the water to more beneficial areas on his property. “Dry down” was so successful this year he was able to drive an all terrain vehicle to the monitoring site.

Monitoring Organisation NQ Dry Tropics

Name Scott Fry

Phone 07 4799 3500


Position in organisation Project Officer

Activity Type coastal projects (e.g. litter clean up, wetland restoration)

Activity Indicators water quality in freshwater river basins

Activity location Don catchment

Frequency of monitoring

Monitoring Start Date 03/10/2016


Location of monitoring data

Date quality / confidence

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