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Environmental watering in the Lower Warrego catchment, NSW

Status

14 April 2014: In progress.

About the watering

Commonwealth environmental water will remain in-stream to maximise passage of in-stream fresh flows through the lowest reaches of the Warrego River and to the Darling River. Commonwealth environmental water will contribute to enhancing longitudinal connectivity in the lower Warrego River, connectivity between the Warrego and Darling Rivers and end of system flows. Commonwealth environmental water is also expected to enhance the diversity of aquatic habitat and primary production in the Warrego and Darling river reaches and provide opportunities for dispersal of aquatic biota.

Up to approximately 16,212 ML of Commonwealth environmental water may be used annually as part of this watering action. The total volume of Commonwealth environmental water used will depend on seasonal conditions and rainfall.

This watering action has been made possible by the collaboration of a wide range of stakeholders including the NSW Parks and Wildlife Service, NSW Office of Water, NSW Office of Environment and Heritage and local water users.