In­creases to NSW stream­flow fore­cast­ing sites

The Western Star - - RURAL WEEKLY -

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.

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