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Basin-scale environmental water delivery in the Murray-Darling, Australia: A hydrological perspective

Michael J Stewardson, Fiorenzo Guarino



A major outstanding challenge for environmental flow management is to move from a single site, reach or river focus to planning and delivering environmental flows across entire river basins. There is a need for case studies of basin-scale environmental water delivery as a first step in understanding and eventually generalising basin-scale responses. The Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder manages a portfolio of water entitlements for protecting and restoring aquatic ecosystems of the Murray–Darling Basin (MDB). This article describes the strategies used by the water holder and the hydrological outcomes of their basin-scale environmental water delivery program. There are five delivery str..

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