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Murrary Darling Basin Commision Australian National University

Flooding of Lake Merreti

Lake Merreti on Calperum Station had its first taste of water in three years with an environmental release of 2 Gigaliters on Friday 13th March.Lake Merreti is an important Lake in a series on Calperum Station that supports migatory birds from as far away as China.The 2 Gigaliter release will take a month to complete.Calperum Station employee Len prepares to open the inlet.

Calperum Station employee Len prepares to open the inlet.

Calperum Station employees  Len  and Ryan open the inlet.

Calperum Station employees  Len  and Ryan open the inlet.

Water flows into the channel enroute to Lake Merreti.

Water flows down  the channel enroute to Lake Merreti.

Indigenous station hands asses Lake Merreti in anticipation of the water flow.

Len and Ryan asses Lake Merreti in anticipation of the water flow.

Water flows down  the channel enroute to Lake Merreti.

After three hours and a 1.5km journey water finaly presents itself on the parched surface of Lake merreti.

After three hours and a 1.5km journey water finaly presents itself on the parched surface of Lake merreti.

After three hours and a 1.5km journey water finaly presents itself on the parched surface of Lake merreti.

After three hours and a 1.5km journey water finaly presents itself on the parched surface of Lake merreti.

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