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Pumping ban partially lifted in Barwon-Darling River after 12 days




A ban on pumping from the Barwon-Darling River has been partially lifted, 12 days after the rule was introduced.

The rule, part of the NSW Government’s Barwon-Darling Unregulated Water-Sharing Plan, requires A, B and C class licence holders to stop pumping when the flow at Wilcannia has been less than 200 megalitres for 90 days.

The rule was introduced on July 1 last year to try to protect the environment and ensure river connectivity during low-flow periods and was triggered for the first…

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