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Central Ranges

Sustainable-production:  Sustainable water resource management

Low Priority

What is this issue

Decline in water quantity (for productive uses) due to capture by large dams and groundwater extraction for domestic and production purposes.

Impacts of the issue

  • Very limited water available for production purposes or stock and domestic supplies, therefore limited potential for expansion without additional sources of water imported to the area
  • Insufficient environmental flows to sustain already impacted aquatic ecosystems

Causes

Population growth, development, increasing demand for water, large number of dams.

Strategies and Actions

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