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 is designed to: enhance community awareness, support and involvement in management providing models which can be used elsewhere in the Basin. It is also hoped this project will attract the attention of funding agencies and boost scientific knowledge of rivers and fish populations.
The vision for the Katfish Reach project is: A healthier and more productive aquatic and floodplain ecosystem that everyone can enjoy (Katfish Reach Investment Proposal 2008). [Click here to download full report]