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Water from the River Murray is critical to all South Australians.

It supplies water that supports continued prosperity and quality of life for our communities. It includes internationally recognised wetlands, is a major supply of water for Adelaide and other regional towns across the state and supplies water for irrigators.

Importantly, the River Murray incorporates all or part of the Traditional lands of the Ngarrindjeri, Peramangk and First Peoples of the River Murray and Mallee Region.

The South Australian River Murray water resource planning area includes all the surface water in the River Murray and its floodplain from the South Australian border down to and including Lake Alexandrina and Lake Albert.

It also includes portions of the Angas, Bremer and Finniss Rivers and Currency Creek, where they enter Lake Alexandrina.

The South Australian River Murray water resource plan was accredited by the then Commonwealth Minister responsible for water, the Hon. David Littleproud MP, in November 2019.

In the area, South Australia’s main water planning tools are: