Report Card 2015-2016 Georges and Cooks Rivers


Riparian vegetation is those plants living along the edges of waterways. They contribute to maintaining the condition of waterways by stabilising banks with roots, dropping leaves and wood that act as important habitat for native animals, nutrient processing as they grow, regulation of temperature via canopy shade and filtration of pollutants that may otherwise enter waterways in overland flow. River Health assesses riparian vegetation every three years to gain a better understanding of its role in contributing to the ecological condition of waterways in the Georges River Catchment.