Dharriwaa Elders Group is very worried about the health of the rivers at Walgett. For this reason the Ngarrangarra-li Walaaybaa Rangers (Look After Home Country Rangers) Walgett River Rangers conduct weekly water quality testing, measuring a range of factors that affect the quality of the river water. Different results affect the health of native animals and plants, and the health of the people that rely on the river for food and water. Each week the team visits some or all of 5 locations chosen on the Baawan and Ngamaay Rivers at Walgett - depending on weather conditions and river access. Each week their results will be uploaded below, and a summary using a traffic light analysis of their results will be posted on DEG's Facbeook page @DharriwaaEGroup.

DEG sincerely thanks Asociate Professor Martin Andersen of UNSW Sydney for his training and ongoing support. We also thank NSW Fisheries for providing the traffic light analysis and the explanation of the decisions used to make the traffic light analysis. 

Water Quality Monitoring Definitions.

Weekly River Monitoring Report. 16 April 2024.

Weekly River Monitoring Report. 9 April 2024.

Weekly River Monitoring Report. 3 April 2024.

Weekly River Monitoring Report. 13 March 2024.

Weekly River Monitoring Report. 7 March 2024.

Weekly River Monitoring Report. 27 February 2024.

The Ngarrangarra-li Walaaybaa Rangers (Look After Home Country Rangers) Walgett River Rangers program is proudly supported by the National Indigenous Australians Agency.