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Objectives and Outcomes for River Operations in the River Murray System

The MDBA directs river operations in the River Murray System in accordance with objectives and outcomes set by the Basin Officials Committee.

The 'Objectives and Outcomes for River Operations in the River Murray System' are based around five themes:

  • Water storage, delivery and accounting;
  • River Murray Operations (RMO) assets;
  • People and communities;
  • Environment; and
  • Information and communication

The objectives and outcomes include an appendix of 'Specific Objectives and Outcomes for River Operations in the River Murray System' that provide detail on how the agreed rules for river operations relate to the general objectives and outcomes. For example, those associated with the rules for maximum releases from water storages.

 

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Objectives and Outcomes for River Operations in the River Murray System

Revision 8 approved 17 May 2018 by the Basin Officials Committee.

Revisions include:  update paragraph 4(5)(b) General Objective and Outcome Environment to append supply of operational estimates of environmental water; update Sub-Clause 14(1) to remove perceived ambiguity on the matters to be referred to the Committee and clarify the intent of the clause; and amendment of six SO&Os in Appendix A (SO&O 1.3 Maximum rate of rise and fall in River level during planned regulated releases (Dartmouth Dam); SO&O 2.3 Minimum planned regulated releases (Hume Dam and Reservoir); SO&O 3.1.b Maximum planned regulated flow through the Barmah Choke when inundation of the Barmah-Millewa Forest is undesirable; SO&O 5.2 Edward River Offtake Operation; SO&O 5.3 Gulpa Creek Offtake Operation; and SO&O 9.5 Improving water quality using Lake Victoria).

Published: 21 Feb 2014  •   Governance