River Murray Waters Agreement

(a) the implementation of relevant international agreements (to the extent that such agreements are relevant for the exploitation and management of water resources in the river basin); and (a) the full use of all tributaries in its territory which flow into the Upper River but which are not part of the Upper River, and which have the right to divert, store and use the watercourses before their mouth to the Upper River; 109. Subject to clause 75, the State of South Australia may at any time discharge into Lake Victoria to thaw or store in Lake Victoria water from the Murray River that flows on the premises or at the place of receipt or receipt. `official` means a person employed by the Commission who has been appointed or employed by the Commission in accordance with Subsection 22(1). “River” or “tributary” means all tributaries, sewage, streams, overflows or extensions, as well as all lakes or lagoons connected to the river or tributary. (c) half of the water entering Menindee Lake from the Darling River, subject to prior authorisation by the State of New South Wales to use water from the storage of the Menindee Lakes in accordance with clause 78; and 35. If a Contracting Government is entrusted with the construction of a work under this Agreement, the Contracting Government shall ensure that it prepares and submits to the Commission for approval a general plan of the works to be constructed and before (i) “upper river” begins with the words “Chowilla Reservoir Outlet”, the words “Boundary of the State of South Australia” have been replaced. 2.3 Not only does the basin contribute to the Australian economy, but it is also of environmental importance. It contains sensitive and ecologically important wetlands that provide habitat for migratory birds and other plants, animals and ecosystems of national and/or international importance. [4] According to the Murray-Darling Basin Authority (MDBA), the Sustainable Rivers Audit`s health assessments for 2004-2007 found that 20 of the basin`s 23 major river valleys were in poor to very poor ecological status. However, in 2010, after ten years of extreme drought, the basin experienced the wettest spring since records began. [5] Section 16(b) of the Snowy Mountains Hydro-electric Power Act 1949 is amended by omitting “agreements the copies of which are defined in the Murray Waters Act 1915” and replacing “agreements a copy of which is set out in the Schedule to the River Murray Waters Act 1983”.

(v) Construction of works approved under subsection 33 (1), unless the Contracting Governments have entered into an agreement under paragraph 48, paragraph 3, 2.10 The signing of a new Murray-Darling Basin Agreement (Second Agreement) in 1992 replaced the previous Water Agreement and replaced the River Murray Commission. [18] The Commonwealth, INSW, Victoria and sa ratified the Second Convention by law in 1993. [19] Queensland and ACT ratified the second agreement in 1996 and 1998 respectively [20]. The second agreement also resulted in the creation of the Murray-Darling Ministerial Council, the Murray-Darling Basin Commission (Basin Commission) and the Community Advisory Committee. [21] 47. . . .