Water Allocation Plan for the River Murray

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Murray River Swan Reach Arthur Mostead 2007 MDBA picThe conservation and management of water in the Murray River continues to be of concern to NCSSA. In response the draft Water Allocation Plan for the Murray River, we expressed our deep concern that the Plan states that "the environmental water requirements of the South Australian portion of River Murray and its floodplains cannot be met at the current level of consumptive use". In our view, this does not represent a "balance between social, economic and environmental outcomes" but an ongoing failure of our collective governance to adequately address environmental requirements as a first, necessary step to restoring the health of the system, and to allocating consumption only from the water that remains.

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