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Macquarie-Castlereagh
The Murray-Darling Basin Sustainable Yields Project

At the Murray-Darling Basin Water summit, convened by the Prime Minister on 7 November 2006, it was agreed to:
Commission the CSIRO to report progressively by the end of 2007 on sustainable yields of surface and groundwater systems within the Murray-Darling Basin, including an examination of assumptions about sustainable yields in light of changes in climate and other issues.

As a result, the CSIRO has been contracted by the National Water Commission to report on current and future water availability in the Murray-Darling Basin.

Monkeygar Creek and the Macquarie Marshes, NSW.Macquarie-Castlereagh is one in a series of regions being assessed as part of the CSIRO Murray-Darling Basin Sustainable Yields Project.

The Macquarie-Castlereagh region is in central-west New South Wales and represents 6.9 per cent of the total area of the Murray-Darling Basin (MDB).

The region has a population of around 180 000 people concentrated in the centres of Dubbo, Wellington, Mudgee, Orange and Bathurst.

The following documents detail the research findings for this region:

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Fact Sheet (PDF, 52 kB)
A brief guide to the key findings for this region from the CSIRO Murray-Darling Basin Sustainable Yield Project report. (2 pages)

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Snapshot (PDF, 2.8 MB)
Summary of a report for this region from the CSIRO Murray-Darling Basin Sustainable Yields Project. (12 pages)

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Regional Report (PDF, 3 MB)
The full report for this region from the CSIRO Murray-Darling Basin Sustainable Yields Project. (168 pages)

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Stakeholder briefing (PDF, 974 kB)
A presentation made to region stakeholders regarding the findings of the project. (33 pages)

CONTACT
Dr Tom Hatton
Director Water for a Healthy Country Flagship
Phone: 61 2 6246 5745
Fax: 61 2 6246 4564
Email: Tom.Hatton@csiro.au

Further information on the Murray-Darling Basin Sustainable Yields Project.