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Environmental watering in the Murray catchment in previous years

Environmental watering in the catchment in 2012-13
Watering action (all actions have been completed) Amount of water delivered (ML)
Note: * indicates that the action was undertaken with the use of return flows.
Clark's floodplain with Nature Foundation SA 60*
Lower Murray River (South Australia) Disher Creek – 250*
Berri Basin – 543*
Whirlpool corner – 91*
Ramco Lagoon – 1*
Lower Lakes, Coorong and Murray Mouth - 98 853
Lower Lakes, Coorong and Murray Mouth - 150 000
Lower Lakes, Coorong and Murray Mouth - 237 118*
Murray River valley 300 000
Tuppal creek 2 000
Gunbower creek 2 158*
Jimaringle, Cockran and Gwynnes creeks 3 000
Edward-Wakool river system 28 943
Total in 2012-13 822 792
Environmental watering in the catchment in 2011-12
Watering action
(all actions have been completed)
Amount of water delivered (ML)
Colligen Creek (Edward-Wakool river system) 5 500
Wakool River and Colligen Creek (Edward-Wakool river system) 7 500
Edward-Wakool river system (fish refuge habitat flows) 39 445
Jimaringle-Cockran Creek (Edward-Wakool river system) 3 000
Mid-Murray River system (fish refuge habitat and replenishment flows) 92 093
Lower Murray River (South Australia) 69 300
Lower Murray River (South Australia) 126 600
Total in 2011-12 343 438
Environmental watering in the catchment in 2010-11
Watering action
(all actions have been completed)
Amount of water delivered (ML)
Coorong, Lower Lakes and Murray Mouth 29 183
Coombool Swamp 506
Lake Walla-walla 7 850
Kulkurna 57
Jimaringle and Cockran Creeks 1 100
Wakool River and Yallakool Creek 18 667
Hattah Lakes 9 342
Katarapko Floodplain-Carpark Lagoons 154
Total in 2010-11 66 859
Environmental watering in the catchment in 2009-10
Watering action
(all actions have been completed)
Amount of water delivered (ML)
Lake Wallawalla, near Mildura, Vic 4 140
Hattah Lakes, near Mildura, Vic 7 060
Werai State Forest, near Deniliquin, NSW 4 500
Top-up flows for nine wetlands along the lower NSW Murray (Andruco Lagoon, Boeill Floodplain, Brechin, Cliffhouse 1 and 2, Grand Junction, Kennaugh, Nampoo, Wee Wee Creek) 1 750
Millewa State Forest, near Deniliquin, NSW 1 500
Chowilla Floodplain, near Renmark, SA & NSW 7 230
Lake Albert, at the Murray Mouth, SA 20 000
Morgan Conservation Park, near Morgan, SA 320
Molo Flat, near Waikerie, SA 330
Wigley Reach, near Renmark, SA 250
Paiwalla Wetland, near Murray Bridge, SA 240
Weila, near Renmark, SA 220
Overland Corner Complex, near Kingston-on-Murray, SA 200
Katarapko Creek Wetlands, near Berri, SA 20
Total in 2009-10 47 760
Environmental watering in the catchment in 2008-09
Watering action
(all actions have been completed
Amount of water delivered (ML)
Chowilla Floodplains (SA) (Near Renmark, SA) 1 780
Carpark Lagoons, Katarapko (SA) (Near Berri, SA) 200
Paiwalla Wetland (SA) (Between Mannum and Murray Bridge, SA) 600
Rocky Gully (SA) (Near Murray Bridge, SA) 80
Markaranka Wetland Complex (SA) (Near Waikerie, SA) 2 230
Overland Corner Floodplain (SA) (Near Kingston-on-Murray, SA) 500
Murbpook Lagoon (SA) (Near Blanchetown, SA) 1 400
Lindsay Island (VIC) (On VIC/SA Border) 1 000
Hattah Lakes (VIC) (North-Western Victoria near Robinvale) 2 120
Backwater Lagoon (NSW) (In Wangumma State Forest, west of Wentworth, NSW) 1 000
Total in 2008-09 10 910