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Environmental water use

  The table below is a summary of the volume of Commonwealth environmental water delivered across the Basin since 2009, and the volume contributed to these watering actions by delivery partners.

Commonwealth environmental water delivered as at 31 August 2014*
Catchment Complex Delivered (ML)1
Commonwealth Partner Total
Murray Barmah-Millewa Forest 1,500 500 2,000
Coorong, Lower Lakes & Murray Mouth2 854,035 104,300 958,335
Riverland Chowilla 22,611 1,945 24,556
Edward-Wakool River System 134,720 26,535

161,255

Gunbower-Koondrook-Perricoota Forests3 - 11,754 11,754
Hattah Lakes 29,885 78,654 108,539
Murray Catchment River Flows 435,196 65,728 500,924
Other Murray Catchment Sites 12,836 5,478 18,314
Murray - Total   1,490,783 294,893 1,785,676
Lower Darling Lower Darling Catchment River Flows 6,580 18,820 25,400
Other Lower Darling Catchment Sites 47,000 6,300 53,300
Lower Darling - Total   53,580 25,120 78,700
Loddon Loddon Catchment River Flows 7,511 9,841 17,352
Other Loddon Catchment Sites - - -
Loddon - Total   7,511 9,841 17,352
Campaspe Campaspe Catchment River Flows 22,010 14,091 36,101
Other Campaspe Catchment Sites - -  
Campaspe - Total   22,010 14,091 36,101
Goulburn-Broken Lower Goulburn River Floodplain - - -
Goulburn-Broken Catchment River Flows 692,972 111,344 804,316
Other Goulburn-Broken Catchment Sites 75 - 75
Goulburn-Broken - Total   693,047 111,344 804,391
Ovens Ovens Catchment River Flows 210 4,200 4,410
Other Ovens Catchment Sites - - -
Ovens - Total   210 4,200 4,410
Murrumbidgee Lower Murrumbidgee Floodplain 226,486 155,628 382,114
Mid-Murrumbidgee River Wetlands 3,000   3,000
Murrumbidgee Catchment River Flows 382,181 144,632 526,812
Other Murrumbidgee Catchment Sites 6,000 3,223 9,223
Murrumbidgee - Total   617,667 303,483 921,150
Lachlan Booligal Wetlands 10,943 3,803 14,746
Great Cumbung Swamp - - -
Lachlan Swamps 73,854 15,000 88,854
Lachlan Catchment River Flows - - -
Other Lachlan Catchment Sites 21,560 6,488 28,048
Lachlan - Total   106,357 25,291 131,648
Barwon-Darling Barwon-Darling Catchment River Flows 80,458 - 80,458
Other Barwon-Darling Catchment Sites - - -
Barwon-Darling - Total   80,458 - 80,458
Warrego Warrego Catchment River Flows 52,872 - 52,872
Other Warrego Catchment Sites 9,720 - 9,720
Warrego - Total   62,592 - 62,592
Condamine-Balonne Lower Balonne River Floodplain System - - -
Narran Lakes - - -
Condamine-Balonne Catchment River Flows 87,228 - 87,228
Other Condamine-Balonne Catchment Sites 7,573 - 7,573
Condamine-Balonne - Total   94,801 - 94,801
Macquarie-Castlereagh Macquarie Marshes 177,821 464,741 642,563
Macquarie-Castlereagh Catchment River Flows - - -
Other Macquarie-Castlereagh Catchment Sites - - -
Macquarie-Castlereagh - Total   177,821 464,741 642,563
Namoi Namoi Catchment River Flows 7,728 - 7,728
Other Namoi Catchment Sites - - -
Namoi - Total   7,728 - 7,728
Gwydir Gwydir Wetlands 56,971 28,070 85,041
Gwydir Catchment River Flows 12,335 - 12,335
Other Gwydir Catchment Sites 5,000 5,000 10,000
Gwydir - Total   74,306 33,070 107,376
Moonie Moonie Catchment River Flows 7,075 - 7,075
Other Moonie Catchment Sites - - -
Moonie - Total   7,075 - 7,075
Paroo Paroo Catchment River Flows - - -
Other Paroo Catchment Sites - - -
Paroo - Total   - - -
Border Rivers Border Rivers Catchment River Flows 7,651 20,000 27,651
Other Border Rivers Catchment Sites - - -
Border Rivers - Total   7,651 20,000 27,651
Wimmera-Avoca Wimmera River Terminal Wetlands - - -
Wimmera-Avoca Catchment River Flows - - -
Other Wimmera-Avoca Catchment Sites - - -
Wimmera-Avoca - Total   - - -
Total - ALL   3,503,597 1,306,074 4,809,671
*All figures are rounded to the nearest megalitre (ML)

Notes

  1. These volumes include operational data from ongoing watering actions and are subject to routine accounting adjustments.
  2. An additional 455 gigalitres has been delivered from re-credited return flows from upstream Commonwealth watering actions undertaken in Victoria.
  3. 6 gigalitres has been delivered from re-credited return flows from upstream Commonwealth watering actions undertaken in Victoria