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Basin environmental watering outlook

The annual outlook describes seasonal and ecosystem conditions and gives an indication of the watering priorities for the coming year.

 

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Basin environmental watering outlook 2019–20

Current conditions are dry to very dry across most of the Basin. Warm and dry conditions are expected to continue for the next few months and environmental water allocations will likely be low. This means the focus of environmental water managers will be to avoid irretrievable loss of species and habitat and to provide drought refuges. Where water for the environment is available, mostly in some southern catchments, it might be possible to maintain and in some cases improve the condition of species and habitat, particularly where environmental water managers have access to carryover water.

Basin environmental watering outlook 2018 ̶ 19
Basin environmental watering outlook 2017 ̶ 18
Basin environmental watering outlook for 2016–17
Basin environmental watering outlook 2015–16
Basin environmental watering outlook for 2014–15
Updated: 01 Mar 2019  •   MDBA reports