Progress towards meeting environmental needs under the Basin Plan
The Murray-Darling Basin Authority's Basin Plan proposes a 2750GL reduction in surface water diversions to provide additional water for the environment. The following links show progress in environmental water recovery in relation to the proposal set out in the Basin Plan.
Total water recovery progress against the 2750GL reduction:
This includes water entitlements secured under the 'Sustainable Rural Water Use and Infrastructure' (SRWUIP) program, the South Australian River Murray Sustainability Program, water gifted to the Commonwealth by the Queensland Government, and State government recoveries.
A detailed breakdown of all Commonwealth water recoveries is provided here: