Draft Murray Alluvium water resource plan components for consultation

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Draft Murray Alluvium Water Resource Plan

This water resource plan has built on existing water planning arrangements such as the statutory water sharing plans. The plan consists of the main body water resource plan (Chapters 1 to 8), accompanying Schedules (A to I) and Appendix A. You can read them by clicking on the links below.

Schedule A: Water Sharing Plan for Murray Alluvium Water Source

This Plan replaces the Water Sharing Plan for the Lower Murray Groundwater Source in relation to the Lower Murray Groundwater Source, and the Water Sharing Plan for the Lower Murray Shallow Groundwater Source 2012 in relation to the Lower Murray Shallow Groundwater Source. This Plan replaces the Water Sharing Plan for the Murrumbidgee Unregulated and Alluvial Water Sources 2012 in relation to the Billabong Creek Alluvial Groundwater Source, and the Water Sharing Plan for the Murray Unregulated and Alluvial Water Sources 2011 in relation to the Upper Murray Groundwater Source. See WSP rule changes fact sheet to assist you in making informed comment.

Schedule B: Water Resource Plan Index—appears in WRP on page 76

Identifies the person responsible for implementation measures associated with each requirement in Chapter 10 of the Basin Plan.

Schedule C: Consultation Information

Report on the consultation undertaken in the Murray Alluvium water resource plan area as part of the WRP process, including the Aboriginal First Nation consultation.

Schedule D: Risk Assessment information

The Murray Alluvium Risk Assessment has been prepared as a component of the water resource plan and identifies potential and emerging risks to water resources.

Schedule E: Extreme events information

This schedule includes an incident response guide for managing access to water during extreme events. An extreme event is a severe water shortage or water quality event.

Schedule F: Water Quality Management Plan

This schedule is the Water Quality Management Plan for the water resource plan area, as required by the Basin Plan.

Schedule G: Information and methods used in preparing the water resource plan

This schedule details the data sets, methods and other key policy and information sources used in formulating the water resource plan.

Schedule H: Water Monitoring, Reporting and Evaluation Plan

This schedule details the arrangements for environmental monitoring, evaluation and reporting of water take as well as the resource itself (water flows or levels, and where applicable water quality and of water dependent ecosystems).

Schedule I: Water take, measurement and estimation of usage

This schedule contains more detailed on Chapter 5 of the water resource plan and includes detailed methods for determining the actual annual take, annual permitted take and compliance with sustainable diversion limits.

Appendix A: Murray Alluvium water resource plan area description

The water resource description provides a comprehensive overview of the Murray alluvium water resource plan area.