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Monitoring the response of littoral and floodplain vegetation and soil moisture flux to weir pool raising -2015

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Nicol, JN
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Various water level management interventions have been trialed along the River Murray to provide environmental benefits by restoring a greater range of water regimes. Weir pool surcharge is one method used to increase river channel water level variability and deliver water to temporary wetlands and lowlying floodplain. This can benefit vegetation that has reduced in condition, distribution and abundance because they are less tolerant of stable regulated conditions or have become water stressed as a result of a loss in river-floodplain connectivity or increased dry intervals between inundation events. This data set is the result of this investigation. The data was collected over 18 months between August 2015 and December 2016- before, during and after the weir pool levels were raised. The data set contains information on Tree Condition including crown extent and density, bark form, epicormic growth and state, reproduction, crown growth, leaf die off and damage, and mistletoe. 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The data was collected over 18 months between August 2015 and December 2016- before, during and after the weir pool levels were raised. The data set contains information on Tree Condition including crown extent and density, bark form, epicormic growth and state, reproduction, crown growth, leaf die off and damage, and mistletoe. Leaf Water Potential, taken predawn and in the middle of the day. Plant Area Index/Canopy Cover measurements using hemispherical photos. 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These data can be freely downloaded via the Advanced Ecological Knowledge and Observation System (ÆKOS) Data Portal and used subject to the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International. Attribution and citation is required as described under License and Citation. We ask you to send citations of publications arising from work that use these data to TERN Eco-informatics at datacited@aekos.org.au and citation and copies of publications to Jason.Nicol@sa.gov.au

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Street Address:
Jason Nicol
Department of Primary Industries and Regions South Australia
PO Box 120, Henley Beach, SA 5022
Ph: 08 8207 5319

Jason.Nicol@sa.gov.au

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A series of 11 Locks and Weirs along the River Murray are managed to provide stable water levels for irrigation and navigation, resulting in reduced hydrological variability and complexity. Flow stablisation favours species adapted to comparatively stable, lentic conditions and potentially limits the life history processes of native biota adapted to intermittent and lotic environments. Flow regulation contributes to reduced river-floodplain connectivity leading to a subsequent decline in riparian and floodplain vegetation. Various water level management interventions have been trialed along the River Murray to provide environmental benefits by restoring a greater range of water regimes. Weir pool surcharge is one method used to increase river channel water level variability and deliver water to temporary wetlands and lowlying floodplain. This can benefit vegetation that has reduced in condition, distribution and abundance because they are less tolerant of stable regulated conditions or have become water stressed as a result of a loss in river-floodplain connectivity or increased dry intervals between inundation events. This data set is the result of this investigation. The data was collected over 18 months between August 2015 and December 2016- before, during and after the weir pool levels were raised. The data set contains information on Tree Condition including crown extent and density, bark form, epicormic growth and state, reproduction, crown growth, leaf die off and damage, and mistletoe. Leaf Water Potential, taken predawn and in the middle of the day. Plant Area Index/Canopy Cover measurements using hemispherical photos. Soil Chemistry measurements- total soil moisture (gravimetric water content; %), soil suction (or soil matric potential), Electrical Conductivity and pH

Date Submitted : 2019-09-13

Date Accepted : 2019-09-17

Data time period: 2015-08-12 to 2016-02-01

140.7602,-34.08334 140.7602,-34.26363 139.92542,-34.26363 139.92542,-34.08334 140.7602,-34.08334

140.34281,-34.173485

text: 9 Plots clustered in groups of 3 located between Renmark and Waikerie on the lower reaches of the Murray River in South Australia

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