Gwydir River catchment - Restoring the Balance in the Murray-Darling Basin Program

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Gwydir catchment

Gwydir River catchment

State: New South Wales

Water purchased from the Gwydir River catchment can be used to benefit environmental assets in this catchment.

 Major irrigation areas

  1. Gwydir Valley Irrigation Area

 Examples of high value environmental assets

  1. Gwydir Wetlands: Gingham and Lower Gwydir (Big Leather) Watercourses - Ramsar site

Australian Government water purchases in the Gwydir River catchment

Catchment Entitlement Type Secured Purchases (ML) Secured Entitlement Purchases - Long Term Average Annual Yield (ML) Other Purchases - Long Term Average Annual Yield (ML) (3) Average price paid per trade ($/ML)(2)
Gwydir General security 88,520 31,867   2,239
Supplementary 19,101 3,629   1,045

Refer to caveats on the 'Purchases Secured under the Restoring the Balance in the Murray-Darling Basin Program as at 31 October 2013' table on the 'Progress of water recovery under the Restoring the Balance in the Murray-Darling Basin program' page.

Where to obtain information on market prices

Information on market prices in New South Wales is available from the New South Wales Office of Water.

Private water auction houses or brokers can also provide information on historical entitlement trades.

CSIRO Sustainable Yields Report

Note that the catchment boundaries referred to in this report may not directly align with the catchment boundaries represented on this web site.