Parwan Hydrological Experimental Area
The Parwan Experimental Area was established in 1953 by the former Soil Conservation Authority. It is located within the White Elephant Reserve, now owned by the Victorian government. The objectives in establishing the project were to gain a greater understanding of the hydrological processes operating in an eroded catchment, to determine the relationship between rainfall and run-off, and to evaluate the effects of remedial land use and pastoral practices.
Rabbit Control in the Parwan Valley and Its Value for Catchment Management - September 1995
The implications of rabbit control for catchment management both in the Parwan valley and more generally are examined in the studt Rabbit Control in the Parwan Valley and Its Value for Catchment Management - September 1995 study.
The highly eroded slopes of the White Elephant Hills provide ideal harbour for a rabbit population which can disperse readily into the surrounding farmlands. The nature of the terrain makes eradicating rabbits from these sites extremely difficult. Rabbits are implicated in the major soil erosion problems of the area. Rabbit numbers fell to very low levels during the 1982-83 drought, and the opportunity was taken to intensify rabbit control measures. It was recognised that the problem would be much more difficult to address when rabbit numbers were high.
Inventory of Hydrological Research in Hydrology Section - 1981
The purpose of the former Soil Conservation Authority’s hydrological studies including the Inventory of Hydrological Research in Hydrology Section - 1981, were to determine and to understand the relationships of land, land use and water regime. The studies of this section were a long term research on the effect of landuse and land management on the water regime, in particular types of land. This was done in order to predict the effect of future land use changes on water flow and quality.
The Effects of Some Forest Practices on Water Quality and Yield in Reefton Experimental Area - Victoria
This report "The effects of some forest practices on water quality and yield in the Reefton Experimental Area, Victoria - Part 1, Pre-treatment phase, by A Y K Wu, M Papworth and D W Flinn, of the former Soil Conservation Authority - Hydrology Section and completed in 1984 and deals with the pre-treatment phase of a controlled catchment experiment which was conceived in the mid 1950's and initiated in 1963.
The aim of the study was to assess the effects on both water yield and water quality of some forest practices commonly used in the management of mixed species eucalypt forest in Victoria. The Experimental Area is located 105km east of Melbourne near Reefton. There are six gauged catchments ranging in size from 70.4 to 521.2 ha. The larger catchments have perennial streams whereas streamflow tends to be ephemeral in two of the catchments. The Reefton Experimental Area forms part of the water supply catchment area for Melbourne.
Logging Alpine Ash in the East Kiewa River Catchment - Part I Effects on Stream Sediment Levels
The Logging Alpine Ash in the East Kiewa River Catchment - Part I Effects on Stream Sediment Levels study was completed by M P Papworth, R Hartland and A Lucas of the former Land Protection Division, Department of Conservation and Environment. It established to determine the effects on stream sediment levels of logging alpine ash (Eucalyptus delegatensis).
Logging Alpine Ash in the East Kiewa River Catchment - Part II - Prediction of Sedimentation Effects in Junction Dam and Clover Dam
The principal aim of the Logging Alpine Ash in the East Kiewa River Catchment - Part II - Prediction of Sedimentation Effects in Junction Dam and Clover Dam study was to determine what additional level of sediment was likely to accumulate in Junction and Clover storages as a result of roading and logging within the A17 and Little Arthur Creek sub-catchment.
The study used the results obtained in Part I of the Report to estimate the potential increase in sediment contribution to the stream system arising from the proposed logging operations.
Water Resource Management Using 3D Catchment Geology Visual Models
The review Water Resource Management Using 3D Catchment Geology Visual Models explores new and innovative methods that are now available that can improve the accuracy of water resource estimates and enhance the management of water resources in Victoria.
A review of new approaches to groundwater resource and salinity assessment using mining and oil industry 3D visualisation and quantification tools
The focus of this review 'A review of new approaches to groundwater resource and salinity assessment using mining and oil industry 3D visualisation and quantification tools' (published in 2006) is to identify alternative software and data options that may strengthen and improve our knowledge and understanding of the groundwater resource. This way we can integrate common groundwater information with different yet not unrelated data types from disparate sources into a more holistic view of the resource.