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How does water recovery affect flows and environmental outcomes in the northern basin?

This report summarises the findings for one part of the northern basin review: an assessment of the ability of various water recovery scenarios to achieve environmental outcomes. Environmental outcomes include things such as improved native fish numbers and distributions, better opportunities for waterbird breeding and numbers, and healthier streamside and floodplain vegetation. These assessments are underpinned by the Environmental Water Requirements reports which describe the water needs of key ecological components of the system.

Please note that the Authority is still actively undertaking its decision making process and is yet to make final recommendations for water recovery in the northern basin. After the Authority makes its decision this report may need to be updated with the results of the recommended water recovery scenario.