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In recent years, a 'natural healing approach' has been taken to rehabilitate the river.

Vegetation has been allowed to encroach into the river channel to capture and stabilise sediment (sand).

Rock chutes and pile fields have been constructed to stabilise the river bed, retain sediment and provide a suitable environment for reeds and other aquatic plants to become established.

Pile field, Cann River

Native trees and shrubs have also been planted to stabilise the banks. Fences have been erected along the river to prevent stock eating and trampling new plants including those that have regenerated naturally.


Before and After

Slide the controls below to view before and after images from the same location.

West Cann Bridge in 1969 and then in 2008 after revegitation works.


Blue Nose Creek after rehabilitation works.


Cann River at Harrison after rehabilitation works.

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