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Environmental Watering Plan

The Environmental Watering Plan is a central part of the Basin Plan. Its purpose is to achieve the best possible environmental outcomes using the increased, but still finite, amount of water made available by the Basin Plan.

While the Basin Plan's Sustainable Diversion Limits and other reforms will return more water to rivers, this isn't enough in itself to ensure optimal environmental outcomes. This plan ensures that the size, timing and nature of river flows will maximise benefits to the environment. It aims to protect, enhance and nourish the Basin's rivers, wetlands, and floodplains together with their plants and animals.

The following pages will provide insight about what's in the plan, how it will work and how it will be implemented.

Program area: Environmental Water

Category: Report