Lake Cargelligo Solar Thermal Plant

Importance of solar energy • Solar power is expected to have the greatest growth of many renewable energy sources. • Solar power is better able to match demand profile. • Solar power is considered to have lower environmental impact. • Solar technology matches the geography of many of the developing economies and is suitable for 50% of the globe. Why …

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Fish and other aquatic life in Lake Cargelligo and the mid-Lachlan

When people think of Australia’s inland rivers in the Murray-Darling Basin they commonly default to carp, cod and yabbies, but there’s a lot more going on once you take a look beneath the surface. Because Lake Cargelligo is a shallow area with a great deal of habitat diversity, it functions as a fish nursery for the Lachlan catchment, and this …

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Beginner’s guide to bird watching

Lake Cargelligo is the place to start when on the hunt for the most species sighted or rare and threatened birds! But for anyone with an appreciation for birds, in particular waterbirds, Lake Cargelligo is one of three noteworthy lakes.

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Pelicans at Lake Brewster

Renowned naturalist David Attenborough documents some of the animal world’s most intriguing and surprising evolutionary traits and behaviours. His latest documentary featured the pelican breeding event at nearby Lake Brewster after the 2016 floods. The word for pelican is gulambali in the local Wiradjuri language (Gulambali Wibiyanha Galingga: pelican sitting on the water) and these majestic birds of the sky relied …

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Feeding frenzies!

Recent surveys of both fish and birds in and around Lake Cargelligo by local ecologist, Dr Adam Kerezsy from Dr Fish Consulting, and Dr Jo Lenehan, Lachlan environmental water manager, are helping to develop a more complete picture about how the lake contributes to the ecological health of the whole Lachlan valley

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Bush nature

The Heart of NSW landscape varies from
fertile meandering river country, inland
lake systems and flat prime agricultural
land making Lachlan something of a dream
destination for birdwatchers.

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Drought continues

History of Drought in NSW During the second half of the 19th century increased population and droughts led to increasing the intensity of farming and attempts to ‘drought proof’ agriculture through the expansion of irrigation. 1895 – 1903 – Federation Drought 1937 – 1945 – World War II Drought 2001- 2010 – Millenium Drought While there are localised drought events …

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