Caldwell's Waterhole 2016 floods

Time lapse cameras have captured the rise and fall of floodwaters at Caldwell's Waterhole in the Murray valley.

Still from timelapse video of Caldwell

The images provide valuable information about the movement of water across the floodplain.

This data helps to inform the future management of water to support the health of rivers, creeks and wetlands as well as native plants and animals.

Cameras were set up to capture two images per day as well as the animals that triggered the camera's motion sensors. Ducks, herons, eastern grey kangaroos, swamp wallaby and emus all made an appearance.

The footage also documents the emergence of water ribbons as floodwaters rise, and spike rush as the floodwaters recede.