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Mundarlo Bridge, Murrumbidgee NSW
Wilgara Wetland
Wilgara Wetland, Macquarie Marshes, New South Wales
Agricultural industry in the Southern Basin
Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder David Papps with officers from NSW Office of Environment and Herritage, Paika Lake
Environmental Monitoring in Reedy Lagoon, Gunbower Vic
River Red Gums lining a billabong on the Lachlan River near Forbes, NSW
The Morgan-Whyalla Pipeline, Murray River, Morgan SA
Murray River, Barmah Forest, VIC

The Commonwealth Environmental Water Office supports the Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder to plan, manage and monitor a large portfolio of water for the benefit of the environment.

In addition to environmental water management, the Office also oversees aquatic ecosystems research and projects to improve water quality and ecological health of iconic wetland assets across the Basin.


Lachlan River residents and visitors may notice small rises in the river due to environmental flows currently taking place and continuing until mid-December at Willandra Weir.
The Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder has sold 22.864 gigalitres of Commonwealth environmental water allocations for a return of $6.458 million that will be used to improve the environment of the Murray Darling Basin.
The Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder today announced the sale of 20 GL of temporary water from the Goulburn river catchment.


Environmental water

Latest environmental water storage, use, allocation and carryover data.

Goulburn River, Burns Bridge

Temporary water sale from Goulburn river catchment

Competitive tender process is now closed. Outcomes will be announced soon.