Water Allocation Plans
Where a water resource is prescribed, such as the Angas Bremer Prescribed Wells Area and the River Murray Prescribed Watercourse, the Water Resources Act 1997 requires a water allocation plan to be developed.
Development of a water allocation plan is the responsibility of the relevant catchment water management board (CWMB) or a water resources planning committee. During the development of a water allocation plan, a draft plan is made available for public comment, enabling the people affected by the plan to provide valuable input. Once the draft water allocation plan has been through the public consultation and amendment process and is formally adopted by the Minister, the plan becomes a legally binding document.
A water allocation plan provides for equitable share of the available water resource between social, economic and environmental needs. It aims to achieve sustainable development of the resource, taking into consideration present and future water needs. In order to achieve this, a water allocation plan specifies criteria for the taking and the transferring of a water allocation.
Within the Angas Bremer Prescribed Wells Area where both groundwater and River Murray watercourse water (sourced from Lake Alexandrina ) are used there are two water allocation plans that govern water use. The Water Allocation Plan for the Angas Bremer Prescribed Wells Area and the Water Allocation Plan for the River Murray Prescribed Watercourse.
Water Allocation Plan Documents
Click on the links below to download the pdf documents of the water allocation plans. Right click the link and choose "Save As" to save a copy of the file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the report.