No al­lo­ca­tion

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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.’’

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