WaterNSW confirms pump restrictions on Barwon-Darling extended

WaterNSW confirms pump restrictions on Barwon-Darling extended

29 March 2018

Temporary restrictions on A, B and C class water access licences in the Barwon-Darling Unregulated River announced on 9 March have been extended to 28 April, WaterNSW confirmed today.

  • From 1 April - the pump restrictions only apply to A, B and C water access licence holders downstream from Boorooma - midway between Walgett and Brewarrina – to Lake Wetherell at the top of the Menindee lakes system.
  • From 1 April - The pump restrictions will no longer apply to A, B and C class licence holders upstream from Boorooma to Mungindi.
  • The existing pump restrictions announced on 9 March will continue until 31 March.

Flows from Queensland down the Moonie River reached the Barwon-Darling in mid-March and are making their way down the system.

These flows have replenished town water supplies and provided stock and domestic supply for landholders, the primary objective of the temporary pump restriction announced on 9 March.

The pump restriction limits the taking of water to:

  • (a) Town water supply
  • (b) Domestic use
  • (c) Stock watering
  • (d) Irrigation of existing permanent plantings such as vineyards and orchards

The temporary pump restrictions have been extended as a result of upper system flows occurring in the Warrego and Culgoa Rivers which are expected to bring further benefit to the Darling River in coming weeks.

WaterNSW will continue to closely monitor the situation so that these restrictions can be lifted once appropriate to do so.

For information on the restrictions contact 1300 662 077 and view the Barwon Darling Management Zones Flow Class Map.

Contact: Tony Webber

Phone: 0428 613 478


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