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<p>The water is not flowing, there are large connected ponds downstream of the bridge with a scummy appearence close to the bridge which changes to a stained brown appearence as you look further away. Looking upstream mostly hidden by the instream rushes there appears to be some small puddles drying out to damp ground as they emerge from the rushes. In a nearby upstream tree I can see a Magpie feeding its baby while a Wattle bird watches on. There are a lot of Butterflies around and I can hear other birds singing in the distance, there are no farm animals to be seen today. There is a Gorse and a Blackberry bush just starting to take off near the monitoring station. Bank errosion does not appear to be any worse than usual. Photos in Diary</p>
<p>Erosion on the southbank upstream side of bridge (referred to last year) seems to have steadied off this year. Site looks much the same as last year. There are only pools of water here and there with the pools close to the bridge appearing scummy and green, the bigger pools further away appear to be a lot clearer. There are a few sheep in the north east paddock, not much else around that i can see.</p>
<p>Overall not a very nice looking site. Paddocks up and dowwnstream from the bridge run into the creek with no fences to limit stock access. The creek is not flowing, there are only pools of water (some of which are large pools mainly on the downstream side of the bridge) here and there which is often how this site looks. Errosion on the southbank upstream side of the bridge seems to have accelerated particularly in one spot where it seems that livestock could have easy access now. There were a couple of Galahs sitting on the dead tree at the bridge when I arrived but nothing else around that I can see not even any livestock anywhere. Photos in diary.</p>
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Overall this site looks poor. There has been no significant improvement since I first looked at this site in June 2007. Although the erosion appears to be a little worse in places since then. It really has not changed a lot when you compare old photos (which surprises me given the exposed banks and the flood events we have had over that time).
The creek is not fenced from stock at all. There were sheep grazing in the paddock to the east of the bridge. It appears there has been stock on the west side of bridge south paddock. All the banks are badly eroded except for the bank on the west sie of the bridge in the north paddock.The rushes to the west are still about the same as last year. The creek is not flowing. The grass is dead. Could not see any wildife. No significant changes from last year. The gum trees further up and down stream look healthy. The tree nest to the bridge is definitely dead as it has been since I have been testing this site.
sheep, cows near creek. Dead tree. Young gum tree and old gum tree looking westward. Lots of rushes in creek and on bank lookingto the West. Looking towards the East banks eroded no plant life.large gums further East.