Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Murray-Darling water to flow where it is needed most

Terra Daily: A new CSIRO report will help ensure the delivery of maximum ecological benefits from water allocations in the Murray-Darling Basin (MDB). Funded by the National Water Commission, the report; Ecological Outcomes of Flow Regimes in the Murray-Darling Basin, provides information that will assist water managers to improve and justify delivery of environmental water to 'icon sites', including wetlands of international significance such as the Macquarie Marshes, Gwydir Wetlands and Narran Lakes.

"It's no secret that the health of the Murray-Darling Basin is in decline," said CSIRO environmental scientist, Ian Overton. "The Australian Government is investing billions of dollars to turn this around and our research is helping ensure that this is put to best use."…

Riverina bioregion (highlighted in red), as defined on NSW National Parks site, made from Adam Carr's public domain map here, this image by Roke, Wikimedia Commons, under the Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 3.0 License

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