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The environmental condition of the Tambo River varies greatly according to the location selected.

The Index of Stream Condition (2004) rates the undisturbed reaches in the forested areas in the upper catchment in ‘Good’ or ‘Excellent’ condition. In contrast, the river between Bindi downstream to Ensay South was rated as ‘Poor’ due to‘the surrounding land having been heavily cleared for agriculture, the impact of stock access to the riverbanks or the impact of the 2003 fires’.

Cleared and heavily grazed land near Bindi.

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Tambo River Map