Report a Fault: (08) 8586 6050Annual General Meeting on 6/12/2021

Ral Ral Bridge Floodplain

Ral Ral Bridge Floodplain

Ral Ral Bridge Floodplain site pre-watering
Bookmark Creek pipe 2
First day of flushing in July 2021

The Ral Ral Floodplain site follows the dredged embankment of Bookmark Creek, to the north east of Ral Ral Bridge in Renmark. The vegetation on the floodplain consists of KI tea tree, Black Box and Swamp Oak, however there is also an abundance of samphire. The area has been denuded by saline ground water and inappropriate inundation from storm water in the last 70 years. 

The flushing of this site will operate from July to September 2021 and it is hoped that it will halt the decline of long-lived species such as Black box and Lingum. In time, the reduction in soil salinity will promote the regeneration of less salt tolerant plant species.