Progress towards meeting environmental needs under the Basin Plan
MACHINERY OF GOVERNMENT CHANGES
On 21 September 2015, responsibility for water policy and resources was transferred to the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources - Administrative Arrangement Order made on 21 September 2015.
This website will be updated to reflect these changes.
The Basin Plan proposes a 2750GL reduction in surface water diversions to provide additional water for the environment. The following table provides a snapshot of progress in environmental water recovery in relation to bridging the gap towards the proposed surface water SDLs.
|Sustainable Diversion Limit
|Shared Zone||Local Target
|Northern Basin Zone Total||247.0||143||390.0||266.6||47.0||76.4||123.4|
|Southern Basin Zone Total||1318.0||971.0||2289.0||1617.7||5.8||665.5||671.3|
|Disconnected NSW (Lachlan)||48.0||N/A||48.0||48.0||0.0|
|Disconnected VIC (Wimmera / Mallee)||23.0||N/A||23.0||22.6||0.4||0.4|
Note: All water recoveries figures are expressed in long term average annual yield (LTAAY) terms. Average annual yields are calculated using the current long-term diversion limit equivalent factors (v2.05) agreed to by Ministerial Council in November 2011.
For total water recoveries allow for minor rounding.
The following links provide more Murray-Darling Basin water recovery details.
- Total water recovery progress against the 2750GL reduction:
- Restoring the Balance water recoveries: