Basin-wide environmental watering
The Basin Plan takes a whole-of-system approach to managing environmental water. The approach includes long-term planning, as well as setting annual watering priorities to respond to the particular conditions each year. The MDBA prepared a five-year Basin-wide environmental watering strategy during 2014 and develops Basin-wide watering priorities each year. The Basin states are responsible for developing long-term watering plans and setting catchment level annual watering priorities for their own water resource plan areas.