Increases to NSW streamflow forecasting sites
WATER management and agricultural planning in NSW is set to receive a significant boost, with 33 new seasonal streamflow forecasting sites coming online.
There will be 12 new monitoring sites in the Murray Darling Basin, including on the Namoi, Macintyre and Castlereagh Rivers.
Monitoring these sites allows the Bureau of Meteorology to forecast likely streamflow volumes for the coming three months.
Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources David Littleproud said the new sites would have clear benefits for the water market in Australia’s east.
“This will give NSW farmers more reliable information about how much water they’ll be able to take in the upcoming months so they can make sound business decisions,” Mr Littleproud said.