Carryover

The private carryover policy came into effect in the 2019-20 water use year and the NRM Board has heard that amendments could be made to improve its effectiveness.

The 2019 River Murray water allocation plan incorporated an updated private carryover policy as a drought management measure and changes are proposed so that carryover can be rolled over from one year to the next in a series of dry years instead of being lost if allocations reach 100 per cent.

Consultation is underway to ensure that proposed changes can be approved before mid-April 2020, when the first projected minimum opening allocation announcement is due to be made.

The private carryover policy came into effect in the 2019-20 water use year and the Board has heard that amendments could be made to improve its effectiveness.

The 2019 River Murray water allocation plan incorporated an updated private carryover policy as a drought management measure and changes are proposed so that carryover can be rolled over from one year to the next in a series of dry years instead of being lost if allocations reach 100 per cent.

Consultation is underway to ensure that proposed changes can be approved before mid-April 2020, when the first projected minimum opening allocation announcement is due to be made.

The SAMDB NRM Board would like to hear your views on the changes proposed within the draft plan.

An information session will be held at the Loxton Research Centre on Tuesday, February 4 between 11am and 1pm.

Separate information sessions are planned for March/April 2020 to discuss water resource availability and the water outlook for the 2020-21 water use year.

Further information and copies of the draft plan along with supplementary material is available from Natural Resources Centres at Berri and Murray Bridge, and online.

 

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