Organised by Peter Gell from Federation University the Australian Society of Limnologists 2016 conference was held in Ballarat over 5 days from the 26th and several tours were offered.
On the 29th of September PALM with fish expert Lance Lloyd from Lloyd Environmental Pty Ltd had the pleasure of taking a bus load of limnologists on a tour of the Moorabool River.
Peter and Cameron Steele had done a scout of the catchement a couple of weeks prior but swelling numbers forced a change of plan as a tour bus had to be organised. In the end we visited Hunt's Bridge, Dolly's Creek, and Cooper's Bridge. Some of those attending were lucky enough to spot a platypus at the guaging station below Hunt's.
Thanks go to Barbra Baird who brought along her measurments and photographs from Cooper's and to Stuart McCallum for his support.
Ultimately it was a great chance to spead the word about the plight of this great river and gain fresh insights for our continuing campaign to get good results for it.