Barwon River upstream of Mungindi weir
|Temporary restriction notice||Temporary Water Restriction (Barwon River upstream of Mungindi weir) Order 2019|
|Licences affected||Restrictions on domestic and stock access licenses and basic landholders rights (domestic and stock)|
|Date restriction started||30 October 2019|
|Date restriction ends||30 June 2020|
Reason for Decision
This order may be amended or repealed before 30 June 2020.
Reasons for Decision
- “to cope with a water shortage”– Due to limited system inflows and minimum releases from Pindari dam the Mungindi weir pool level will continue to decrease.
- “threat to public health and safety” – currently Mungindi are supplementing the town water supplies with artesian water which is high in sodium. It is important surface water supplies are maintained as long as possible to try and avoid the situation where town supplies are sourced entirely form artesian water.
Accordingly, this temporary water restriction order is being made to restrict access for:
- Domestic and stock access licence holders and Basic Landholder Rights users in the NSW Border Rivers Regulated River Water Source on the Barwon River upstream of Mungindi to the same restriction level as Mungindi town water users when taking water for domestic purposes.
The restriction will be in place from 30 October 2019 to 30 June 2020.
Page link: https://www.industry.nsw.gov.au/water/allocations-availability/temporary-water-restrictions/barwon-river-upstream-of-mungindi-weir