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Murray Irrigation’s 2018 Annual General Meeting will be held at the Deniliquin RSL Club from 7.00pm on Thursday 22 November.

 

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Compliance and monitoring

Annual compliance reporting

We produce an annual compliance report in accordance with our operating and environmental licences.

Compliance reports contain detailed technical data on a range of required environmental and operational parameters.

The climatic conditions in the area influence every aspect of these reports. The climate determines the volume of water available for irrigation, the volume of water used for irrigation, the volume of water discharged from the area and the rate of evaporation.

Summary of the 2017/2018 Annual Compliance Report

The climatic conditions in the area influence every aspect of this report. The climate determines the volume of water available for irrigation, the volume of water used for irrigation, the volume of water discharged from the area and the rate of evaporation.

With respect to the climate, it was an unusual year with the western region receiving higher than average rainfall in November and December 2017, while the eastern region received lower than average rainfall in the same months. This is an extremely rare circumstance. The entire Murray Irrigation area experienced a very dry February, March and April 2018.

General Security Allocation for 2017/18 was 51% with a high level of carryover of water from the previous year, General Security Allocation in 2016/17 was 100%

In 2017/18, water delivery on-farm (786,631ML) was the highest volume delivered in the last three years. Delivery of environmental water (5,978ML) was lower than the previous year. Discharges from the supply channel escapes without credit (8,321ML) was lower than the previous year. Discharges from the stormwater escapes (4,159ML) were lower than the previous year and similar to 2015/16. Murray Irrigation’s delivery efficiency was 92%.

In 2017/18 the highest water use by crop type was rice (40% of the water delivered), followed by annual pasture (21% of the water delivered) and winter cereal (17% of the water delivered). Compared to 2016/17, where rice was the highest water use by crop type (53% of the water delivered) followed by annual pasture (18% of the water delivered) and winter cereals (8% of the water delivered).

 

VIEW THE 2017-2018 ANNUAL COMPLIANCE REPORT HERE

Monitoring data summaries

The Protection of the Environment Legislation Amendment Act 2011 introduced changes to the Protection of the Environment Act 1997, including a new requirement that holders of an environment protection licence make their pollution monitoring data publicly available.

The monthly monitoring data for the current reporting period is available below.

These reports are also available in alternative electronic formats, such as Excel, upon request.

October 2018 - Monitoring data summary
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September 2018 - Monitoring data summary
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August 2018 - Monitoring data summary
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July 2018 - Monitoring data summary
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June 2018 - Monitoring data summary
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May 2018 - Monitoring data summary
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April 2018 - Monitoring data summary
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March 2018 - Monitoring data summary
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February 2018 - Monitoring data summary
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January 2018 - Monitoring data summary
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December 2017 - Monitoring data summary
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November 2017 - Monitoring data summary
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October 2017 - Monitoring data summary
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September 2017 - Monitoring data summary
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August 2017 - Monitoring data summary
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July 2017 - Monitoring data summary
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