Objectives and Outcomes for River Operations in the River Murray System

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Objectives and Outcomes for River Operations in the River Murray System

The MDBA directs river operations in the River Murray System in accordance with objectives and outcomes set by the Basin Officials Committee.

This document was updated in January 2016. Revisions include:  the addition of new approved specific objective and outcome 14.2, minimising the impacts of one State leaving a period of special accounting; and amendments to objective and outcome 4.1 to clarify the treatment of the Barmah-Millewa Forest environmental water allocation under special accounting.

The 'Objectives and Outcomes for River Operations' are based around five themes:

  • Water storage, delivery and accounting;
  • River Murray Operations (RMO) assets;
  • People and communities;
  • Environment; and
  • Information and communication

The objectives and outcomes include an appendix of 'Specific Objectives and Outcomes for River Operations in the River Murray System' that provide detail on how the agreed rules for river operations relate to the general objectives and outcomes. For example, those associated with the rules for maximum releases from water storages.

Updated on 28 April 2016