Lower Darling water source trade reopenedDate: 2016 09 30
Department of Primary Industries (DPI) Water has today announced the reopening of trade into and from the Lower Darling water source.
NSW DPI Acting Deputy Director General Water, Nick Cook, said the Menindee system has now recovered to over 20 per cent capacity and is steadily improving as the Darling River brings inflows from the upper basin.
“There is already over 500,000 megalitres of water in upper river systems likely to reach Menindee in October and November, and with good prospects of even further rainfall and inflows,” Mr Cook said.
“We anticipate the Menindee Lakes will revert to shared water management arrangements between the southern basin states in the coming month.
“This will facilitate the delivery of water from the Menindee Lakes to the lower Murray and deliver the additional benefit of diluting flows in the Lower Darling.”
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