Wa­ter users to get 100%

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Ground­wa­ter al­lo­ca­tions have in­creased for Goul­burn-Mur­ray Wa­ter cus­tomers in the Katunga Wa­ter Sup­ply Pro­tec­tion Area after Vic­to­rian Wa­ter Min­is­ter Lisa Neville signed off amend­ments to the Katunga WSPA Ground­wa­ter Man­age­ment Plan.

As a re­sult of the amended plan al­lo­ca­tions will in­crease from 70 per cent to 100 per cent for all Katunga WSPA ground­wa­ter cus­tomers.

It is the first time in 11 years that ground­wa­ter users in this area have had ac­cess to 100 per cent of their al­lo­ca­tion, and the change af­fects about 200 G-MW cus­tomers.

The Katunga WSPA in­cor­po­rates parts of the flood­plains of the Mur­ray River, Bro­ken Creek and Goul­burn River, and ex­tends from Yar­ra­wonga to Barmah and in­cludes the towns of Strath­mer­ton, Co­bram, Nu­murkah and Nathalia.

The WSPA ap­plies to ground­wa­ter at depths greater than 25 m be­low the sur­face and is over­lain by the Shep­par­ton Ir­ri­ga­tion Re­gion Ground­wa­ter Man­age­ment Area. ■ The amended plan is avail­able to down­load at www.gmwa­ter.com.au and a copy has been sent to all rel­e­vant ground­wa­ter cus­tomers.

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