Progress towards meeting environmental needs under the Basin Plan
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||255.8||51.3||82.9||134.2|
|Southern Basin Zone Total||1318.0||971.0||2289.0||1624.1||5.8||659.1||664.9|
|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||0.0|
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.
The following links provide more Murray-Darling Basin water recovery details.
- Total water recovery progress against the 2750GL reduction:
- Restoring the Balance water recoveries: