Worksite 3: Lower Sixth Creek Riparian Rehabilitation
Restoring a watercourse – next steps
This worksite traverses approximately 1.3 km of Sixth Creek water course and riparian zones at the very bottom of the creek finishing at the confluence of Sixth Creek with the River Torrens. The worksite includes private landholders and some AHC road reserve. The worksite was a severely degraded section of the Sixth Creek with extensive Arundo and Willow infestations blocking water flow, dropping very large nutrient load in Autumn and shading the riparian areas of the creek.
An initial vegetation study was carried out by South Australian Botanist, Andrew Crompton and was incorporated into the Lower Sixth Creek Riparian Rehabilitation Management Plan. This has been updated more recently to a Maintenance and Protection Plan and reflects the progress made in this site.
After six years all the large woody weeds have been removed and re-vegetation carried out in Zones 1 and 2. There is no intention to carry out re-vegetation in the remaining zones as has been agreed with the landholder, however natural regeneration is occurring. Much more information can be read in the reports linked below.
Lower Sixth Creek Reports
Reports on the progress occurring at the project site are compiled every year to acknowledge the huge effort of volunteers and as part of the acquittal process for the grants received by Sixth Creek Catchment Group.
2022 Lower Sixth Creek Riparian Rehabilitation Report
2021 Lower Sixth Creek Riparian Rehabilitation Report
2020 Lower Sixth Creek Riparian Rehabilitation Report
2019 Lower Sixth Creek Riparian Rehabilitation Report
2018 Lower Sixth Creek Riparian Rehabilitation Report
2017 Lower Sixth Riparian Rehabilitation Report