NSW Water Commissioner, David Harriss, said that the general security water allocation for NSW Murray Valley would remain unchanged at zero per cent of entitlement.
Mr Harriss said those volumes available to NSW under the Murray Darling Basin Agreement had not increased since July 1 and the final reconciliation of carry-over and late season water trades is still to be completed by State Water.
General security water users in the NSW Murray Valley typically have considerable volumes of water available in their accounts, as a result of carry-over of unused water from 2009/10, he said.
‘‘Further, all general security licence holders in the NSW Murray Valley may access water during periods of announced supplementary flow, even if they do not hold a supplementary licence, while the general security allocation is less than 60 per cent,’’ he said.
‘‘The total volume that can be diverted in any one year, including carry-over, announced allocation and supplementary water, cannot exceed 110 per cent of entitlement.’’