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Murrumbidgee Regulated River – Supplementary Water

State: 
New South Wales
Resource Name: 
Murrumbidgee
SDL resource unit: 
Murrumbidgee (SS15)
Priority or reliability: 
Supplementary
Form of take: 
Take from a regulated river
Total volume of the class on issue: 
198,780 ML
Fees and charges: 

A full outline of fees and charges can be found on the Water Management fees and charges page.

Bulk Water Charges are available on the New South Wales State Water website.

Historic reliability of the class: 

Past Available Water Determinations are available from the Available Water Determinations Register.

Further information regarding historic availability is available from the Water Availability Report for the Major Regulated River Systems.

Carryover arrangements: 

Carryover rules are outlined by the Water Sharing Plan for the Murrumbidgee Regulated River – Supplementary Water.

Timing and manner of making allocation announcements: 

Timing:

Initial Available Water Determinations are made 1 July, then further Available Water Determinations may be made when water becomes available for distribution.

Manner:

Allocation announcements are made via media releases, displayed on the NSW Department of Industry Water Available Water Determinations page, and also on the media releases page.

How allocation levels are determined: 

Supplementary flow events are announced periodically during the season when high flow events occur, with the period of extraction and volume of water to be extracted determined based on the rules as set out in the water sharing plans. Available Water Determinations are made once at the start of the year and, unless there is a management change due to the growth in use strategy, it is maintained at the maximum value prescribed in the plan, generally 100% of share component.

Guidelines for setting Available Water Determinations are set by the Water Sharing Plan for the Murrumbidgee Regulated River – Supplementary Water.

Areas to which this water access right may be traded: 

Dealings and trade are subject to the following rules:

Schedule D of Schedule 1 of the Water Act 2007 (Cwth) states the following:

Trade may occur from the Murrumbidgee to:

  • Victorian Murray above the Choke
  • Victorian Murray from Barmah Choke to South Australian Border
  • New South Wales Murray above Barmah Choke
  • New South Wales Murray below the Barmah Choke
  • South Australian Murray.

Back trade allowed from the Murrumbidgee to:

  • Greater Goulburn
  • Lower Goulburn
  • Part Campaspe
  • Lower Campaspe
  • Part Loddon
  • Lower Broken Creek
  • Murrumbidgee
  • Lower Darling.

For a graphical representation, please refer to the Southern-connected Interstate Water Trading Zones Map.

Areas from which water access rights may be traded: 

Dealings and trade are subject to the following rules:

Schedule D of Schedule 1 of the Water Act 2007 (Cwth) states the following:

Back trade is allowed from these trading zones to the Murrumbidgee:

  • Victorian Murray above the Choke
  • Victorian Murray from Barmah Choke to South Australian Border
  • New South Wales Murray above Barmah Choke
  • New South Wales Murray below the Barmah Choke
  • South Australian Murray
  • Greater Goulburn
  • Lower Goulburn
  • Part Campaspe
  • Lower Campaspe
  • Part Loddon
  • Lower Broken Creek
  • Murrumbidgee
  • Lower Darling.

For a graphical representation, please refer to the Southern-connected Interstate Water Trading Zones Map.

Water resource type: 
Regulated System
Updated: 11 Oct 2021