The Namoi Long-Term Water Plan (LTWP) is an important step to describing the flow regimes that are required to achieve environmental outcomes in the Namoi Water Resource Plan Area (the Namoi catchment). The LTWP identifies water management strategies for protecting, maintaining and improving the long-term health of the Namoi’s riverine and floodplain environmental assets and the ecological functions they perform. This includes detailed descriptions of ecologically important river flows and risks to water for the environment.
Importantly, the LTWP does not prescribe how environmental water should be managed in the future. Rather, it will help water managers and advisory groups make decisions about where, when and how water can be used to achieve agreed long-term ecological objectives.
The LTWP looks at all sources of water and how these can be managed to support environmental outcomes in the catchment.