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Upper Darling - salt interception scheme

The Upper Darling area associated with the salt interception scheme is located on the eastern bank of the Daring River approximately 30 km southwest of Bourke. Through the implementation of this scheme the reduction of in-river salt load provides a more stable environment for aquatic ecosystems. This is particularly relevant for the downstream wetland systems which provide a critical habitat for many fish and vegetation species. These benefits are also seen in the River Murray where the operational scheme will see a salinity reduction of 3.54 EC at Morgan in South Australia.