Goulburn-Murray Water is responsible for the management of seven river basins and their associated water supply systems, north of the Great Divide covering approximately 68,000 square kilometres. Each river basin is composed of the catchment for one or more major rivers and their tributaries.
The catchment of a water body (river, stream, dam, etc.) is the area of natural and man-made landscape from which water flows into the water body.
Each water supply system is unique as they form part of the natural landscape.
Water Resources within each supply system are allocated to various parties including urban authorities, irrigators and the environment in accordance with the Water Act 2006 and all relevant state legislative bulk entitlement orders.
Customers located in the GMW region can access or receive delivery of water by a number of methods depending on the water supply systems, the customer's geographic location and license types held.
Drainage plays a key role in reducing the threat of inundation, waterlogging and salinity, all of which can have a detrimental effect on agriculture and the environment.
There are two types of drainage within the Goulburn Murray Irrigation District (GMID): surface drainage and subsurface drainage.
Helping you understand shortfall risks in the lower Murray and how it affects you.
The purpose of the Annual Water Outlook is to provide an outlook of water availability for the remaining months of 2022/23 and what conditions are possible at the start of the 2023/24 water year.
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