HORSESHOE LAGOON ON WALLPOLLA ISLAND
At 9:30 the Enviro Team departed to Lake CULLULLERAINE to look for fish ladders , bird exhibits and the lock. I was sitting up the back of the bus with Maya, Teagan and Abbey. When we arrived we went to listen to Steve, the Lock Master and Andrew his assistant about why we were visiting Lock 9 and how the water is controlled by the weir.
After that we played a game called ‘YES BUT’, it was fun. Next we went to Wallpolla island where we had lunch we saw Dedmans Creek and HORSESHOE LAGOON. We walked further into the bush and had to guess what animal species lived in the area.
After that we went back to the bus and drove back to school and once again I sat up the back but with Teagan, Maya, Abbey, Steph and Sophie. It was a fun trip! I have learned heaps during this trip. Hopefully I can go on a trip like this again.
· In 1956 the water level was very high.
· The fish has to swim a long, long way and then they got trapped and then got thrown back.
· They have a fish ladder so the fish don’t get crushed by the weirs.
· There is an electric cable under the water but it doesn’t kill the fish.
· They call big cement blocks ‘logs’.
· The river is normally dry but it has had environmental water.
The Murray River starts at Corryong which is in the mountains. The Murray River ends at Coorong.
The Murray was named by Captain Charles Sturt who named it after Sir George Murray.
Captain Charles Sturt
Where does the Murray start and finish?
The Murray River starts at Corryong which is an Australian Alp Mountain and it ends at Goowla which is the Murray mouth of Australia.
I go to the Murriumbidgee River with my family and cousins for Easter. It is fun because we all go canoeing and we also do Survival Challenges. It is better because I am in charge of the challenges. Other things we do at the River are bike rides on the dirt roads and we also bury each other in the sand and all the dads sometimes go fishing or they catch shrimps.
Survival Challenges: This means where you do challenges like: who can dig the biggest hole, who can make the best sculpture in the sand, bike races and there’s one game where you wear a blindfold on your eyes and there’s another person guiding you where you have to go to pass the finish line.