Water managment

Barmah Choke water trade restriction to continue

28 June 2018

27 June 2018

Trading water from above the Barmah Choke to below the Choke will continue to be restricted in the 2018–19 water year.

This means that water users upstream of the Choke can still sell water to buyers downstream of the Choke, but only if the same amount of water, or more, has been traded from downstream to upstream first.

Murray–Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) head of River Management, Andrew Reynolds, said the continued restriction was necessary to ensure effective operation of the river and delivery of water to entitlement holders downstream of the Choke.

Read full release here.