‘Catch of the Day’ for Katfish Reach

At the recent 2014 Riverland Field Days, the Katfish Reach team took up the challenge to cook and serve carp that would taste really good. European carp is not commonly listed as the ‘catch of the day’ on menus in Riverland restaurants and hotels. At the suggestion that it could be served up for dinner, people are likely to turn up their noses as they imagine the slimy skin, bony flesh, unpleasant odour and muddy taste.

Eckert Creek Wide Water Ecological Monitoring Report 2009

Background The purpose of the demonstration reach is to show, by example, how river and floodplain rehabilitation can be achieved by well-integrated management intervention such as riparian zone rehabilitation, alien/pest species management, re-snagging, improvements to water quality, providing environmental flows, improved fish passage and enhanced aquatic vegetation. The successful rehabilitation of a reach or floodplain…

Katfish Reach Monitoring Plan

Introduction 1.1 Site Description Katfish Reach is a demonstration reach for native fish situated within the Katarapko-Eckert Creek anabranch system between Berri and Loxton on the River Murray in South Australia (Figure 1) (Katfish Reach Steering Group, 2008). Katfish Reach isabout 9,000 hectareswith the total anabranch length approximately 38km. The River Murray forms the eastern…

Katfish Reach Operational Strategy

Introduction Katfish Reach Project Description The Katfish Reach Project is located on the Katarapko/Eckert Creek anabranch system between Berri and Loxton along the River Murray in South Australia (Figure 1.1). The area hosts the River Murray National Park, Katarapko, Gerard Aboriginal Reserve as well as crown and private land. The total area is nearly 9,000…

Intervention Monitoring KatFish Reach South Australia: Progress Report 2011

Executive summary The ‘Katfish Reach’ initiative was developed in 2007 to provide a holistic approach and to facilitate community involvement in the management of the health of the Katarapko Anabranch system and its associated floodplain (from hereon in referred to as ‘Katfish Reach’; Katfish Reach Steering Group, 2008a). The vision of the ‘Katfish Reach’ initiative…

Katfish Reach Modelling Calibration and Scenarios

INTRODUCTION Department for Environment and Heritage (DEH) commissioned Water Technology to develop a hydraulic model for the Eckert Island section of Katfish Reach to assist decision makers in the development of a number of waterway management options. A coupled one and two‐dimensional hydraulic MIKE FLOOD model of the Katfish Reach floodplain, including the Murray River…

Katfish Reach Modelling – Data Review and Modelling Framework December 2009

INTRODUCTION Department for Environment and Heritage (DEH) commissioned Water Technology to develop a hydraulic model for the Eckert Island section of Katfish Reach to assist decision makers in the development of a number of waterway management options. A coupled one and two-dimensional hydraulic MIKE FLOOD model of the Katfish Reach floodplain, including the Murray River…