River Murray Flow Report and Water Resources Update

Date posted: 17 March 2017

Report #11/2017
Issued 10:00am 17 March 2017

This supersedes the previous flow report issued by the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (DEWNR) on 10 March 2017. The next report will be provided on Friday 24 March 2017.

In this report, for ease of representation, large volumes of water are expressed in gigalitres (GL), while smaller volumes are expressed in megalitres (ML). One GL is equal to 1 000 ML.

2017-18 Water Allocations and Carryover

South Australian River Murray water access entitlement holders (Class 3a, 3b, 4, 7 and 8) will receive 100% water allocation in 2017-18. Private carryover will not be made available in 2017-18 due to the positive water resource availability outlook and the risk of spill from the Murray-Darling Basin controlled storages.

Water Trade

Water New South Wales has advised that interstate trade between New South Wales and South Australia for the 2016-17 season will close on 30 April 2017. The closing date also applies to trades between New South Wales and Victoria.

The final date for South Australian River Murray water access entitlement holders to receive guaranteed processing and determining of River Murray water allocation trade applications for the 2016-17 water year is Friday, 16 June 2017. The final date is always the third Friday in June.

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