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Northern Victorian Resource Manager 2024-25 Seasonal Determination Outlook

The Resource Manager for northern Victorian water systems today updated the outlook for 2024/25 seasonal determinations. Resource Manager Mark Bailey said reserves established in the northern Victorian water storages during 2023/24 provided a strong foundation for carried over allocation and 2024/25 seasonal determinations. “Based on estimated carryover volumes from 2023/24, the opening seasonal determinations in

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Gwydir Regulated River Allocation Announcement

General security (GS) licenses in the Gwydir regulated river water source have received a further allocation of 4% of entitlement. The Environmental Water Allowance (EWA) has similarly increased in accordance with the water sharing plan rule. Cumulative general security allocation for 2023/24 has now reached 15% of entitlement. Since the last assessment, rainfall has continued

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Murrumbidgee Outlook for the 2024-25 Season

On the 15/4/24 Water NSW released their Outlook for the 2024-25 Season, you can catch up on the outlook below. A water availability outlook for the start of the next water year (1 July 2024) is provided below. The outlook is indicative only, not guaranteed, and should be used with caution, particularly when projecting many

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South Australia's Minimum Opening Allocation

Issued 15 April 2024   The projected minimum opening allocation for South Australian River Murray irrigators for the 2024-25 water year is 100 percent. This is based on a water availability assessment provided by the Murray-Darling Basin Authority that shows under a “worst-case” scenario, South Australia will receive its full annual River Murray Entitlement of

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Evolution of Australian Water Markets Through Reforms

Sharing the River Murray water sources was a big challenge in the early 1900s. When the British handed over governance to Australians, they adopted their systems. Water rights were directly tied to land rights. Irrigators, therefore, had to buy extensive parcels of land to access more water. This investment alone is costly and time intensive.

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Commonwealth Buy-back Tender - More Information

The Commonwealth Government has late last week released their supporting documents and processes for their  buy-back of 43,300 megalitres of water in the Murray Darling Basin.  Following is my opinion piece /  overview of those documents, a description of the process as they compare with past programs and normal commercial dealings. Firstly it is important

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