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Wetlands are an important part of the Namoi Catchment. They are rich and vital habitat for many native plants and animals and can also help regulate water flow and improve water quality.

A wetland is an area that is inundated, or flooded, some or all of the time. Wetlands that appear and disappear over short time periods are called ‘ephemeral’; those that last longer are referred to as ‘permanent’. The plants and animals that live in any wetland will either be partly or wholly dependent on water for some part of their life cycles. Moreover, wetland drying cycles are equally important to wetland health as periods of time when wetlands are wet.

Namoi CMA has produced two wetland plant identification books that can be downloaded below.

Wetland Plants of the Namoi Catchment
Wetland Plants of the Namoi Catchment
Wetland Plants of the Namoi High Country
Wetland Plants of the Namoi High Country

 

 

 

 

 


Wetlands Assessment & Prioritisation Study

In 2009, Namoi CMA commissioned research to map and assess wetlands across the catchment. The research identified a total of 2766 wetlands in the Namoi Catchment of which 1,829 were natural and 937 artificial. The reports can be downloaded below.

The project comprised several components including:
• comprehensive mapping of individual wetlands from satellite imagery
• hydrological modelling/wetland inundation assessment
• development and application of a prioritisation framework
• field surveys of target wetlands
• wetland condition assessment
• development of a monitoring framework
• development of a wetland management framework and
• compilation of a wetland dependent vegetation inventory.

Wetland Assessment and Prioritisation Report
Wetland Assessment and Prioritisation Report
Wetland Assessment Prioritisation Extension Report
Wetland Assessment Prioritisation Extension Report
Wetland Federal Database Report
Wetland Federal Database Report
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