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The Living Murray Environmental Waterings in 2009–10

The Living Murray is one of Australia's largest river restoration programs, established in response to evidence showing the declining health of the River Murray system.

The Living Murray delivers environmental water to improve the health of six icon sites:

  • Barmah–Millewa Forest  — downstream of Tocumwal and near Deniliquin (NSW and VIC)
  • Gunbower–Koondrook–Perricoota Forest — downstream of Echuca (NSW and VIC)
  • Hattah Lakes — between Ouyen and Mildura (VIC)
  • Chowilla Floodplain (SA) and Lindsay–Wallpolla Islands (NSW and VIC) — where the borders of NSW, Victoria and South Australia meet
  • the River Murray Channel — from near Albury to the sea (NSW, SA and VIC)
  • the Lower Lakes, Coorong and Murray Mouth (SA).