Drought and river health in Victoria

Since 1990, EPA Victoria has conducted biological monitoring of aquatic macroinvertebrates at streams statewide. This data, collected both prior to and during the drought, enables a before–after–control–impact (BACI) assessment of the effects of drought on river health. This report examines: · how drought conditions have affected water quality and river health in different biological areas of Victoria from 1998 to 2004 · which macroinvertebrate fauna respond to drought conditions · whether the current rapid bioassesment (RBA) methods are suitable for detecting drought impacts.
  • Publication Number: 1171
  • Category(s): Environment Report, Water, Water Quality/Water Ecosystem Monitoring
  • Number of pages: 8
  • Release Date: 20 Dec 2007

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