Restoring waterways for Southern Pygmy Perch

In the upper reaches of the Mountain Creek, a refuge pool project is helping provide habitat for the endangered Southern Pygmy Perch. For farmer John Keogh, the project has helped revitalise a creek that he remembers from his childhood, but that had gradually declined over thirty years of drought and flood.


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