Torrumbarry Fish Ladder

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The weir at Torrumbarry on the Murray River is well worth a visit. There is a good, clear view of the ‘fish ladder’. This facility allows fish to negotiate their way upstream and it was fascinating to observe.

The caged ladder was arranged next to the weir in a maze-like construction. The fish are apparently encouraged to ‘climb’ their way to the top against the water flow and continue upstream.

On my return across the weir, I noticed a lively pelican and his two henchmen. They had positioned themselves at the bottom of the ladder, there patiently to await lunch.

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