Basin annual environmental watering priorities 2016-17

The priorities describe the environmental watering needed to achieve the long-term environmental goals for native vegetation, waterbirds, native fish and river flows and connectivity.

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To achieve a healthy working Basin through the integrated management of water resources for the long-term benefit of the Australian community.

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The Murray–Darling Basin Authority is an independent expertise-based statutory agency. We are responsible for Basin-wide water resource planning and management.

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The Basin Plan guides governments, regional authorities and communities to sustainably manage and use the waters of the Basin.

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