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Table 5.3.2 Potential environmental watering for the Ovens system under a range of planning scenarios
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5.3 Ovens system
 Planning scenario
    Drought
  Dry
    Average
  Wet
 Expected river conditions
  • Possible winter/early spring natural flow
• Highly likely low summer/autumn flows
• No bulk water release
 • Possible winter/early spring natural flow
• Highly likely low summer/autumn flows
• Bulk water release unlikely
   • High winter/spring natural flow
• Possible summer/ autumn low flow
• Bulk water release likely
  • High natural flow throughout most of the year
• Bulk water release likely
• All flow objectives achieved naturally
  Expected availability of water for the environment1
  • 123 ML
 Potential environmental watering – tier 1a (high priorities)
 • Summer/autumn low flow variability
• Mullinmur Wetland top-up
 • Summer/autumn low flow variability
• Mullinmur Wetland top-up
 • Autumn fresh
• Summer/autumn low flow variability
• Mullinmur Wetland top-up
  • None required
 Possible volume of environmental water required to achieve objectives
  • 0–123 ML
  • 123 ML
  • 123 ML
   • 0 ML
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