South Esk Water Management Plan

​​​South Esk River at PerthThe South Esk River Catchment Water Management Plan was adopted on 16 June 2013 and took effect on 3 December 2014.

The purpose of the Plan is to provide a framework for managing the water resources of the South Esk River Catchment in accordance with the objectives of the Water Management Act 1999.

South Esk Water Management Plan (1.05 MB)

New cease to take flow thresholds for Surety 5,6 and 7 allocations came into effect under exemption orders published in 2017 and 2018.  These replace the cease to take thresholds set out in the South Esk River Catchment Water Management Plan.

  South Esk River Catchment - cease to take and restriction thresholds for Surety 5, 6 and 7 water allocations   (148Kb)

  South Esk River Catchment – Surety 8 allocations and opportunistic take of water   (137Kb)


Background Information

The following documents provide background information used for the consultation process in the development of the draft Plan.

Consultative group role and function for the South Esk catchment Water Management Plan

  Consultative Group Role & Function for the Development of the South Esk River Water Management Plan   (52Kb)


Consultative group meeting 2 - Water Resources Information Package August 2008 - background information on the status of the South Esk catchment

  South Esk Catchment Water Management Plan Consultative Group Information Package Meeting two   (1Mb)


Consultative group meeting 4 - Water Resources Information Package November 2008 - Summary of the Environmental Flows Report (see full report below)

  South Esk Catchment Water Management Plan Consultative Group Information Package Meeting four   (92Kb)


Reports

The reports that have been prepared for the development of the South Esk (above Macquarie) Water Management Plan are available via the STORS website and can be accessed below.

Water Use

Water use and management arrangements for the South Esk River (above Macquarie junction)

  Water Use and Management Arrangements for the South Esk River above Macquarie junction   (324Kb)


Future water demand in the South Esk River catchment (above Macquarie junction)

  Future Water Demand Report for the South Esk River above Macquarie junction   (34Kb)


Water quality

Water quality monitoring in the South Esk River catchment (above Macquarie junction)

  Water Quality Monitoring in the South Esk River Catchment above Macquarie   (1Mb)


Catchment hydrology and ecology

Surface water hydrology of the South Esk River catchment

  Surface Water Hydrology of the South Esk River Catchment   (2Mb)


Assessment of Freshwater Ecosystem Values in the South Esk River catchment: Guidance for Water Management

  Assessment of Freshwater Ecosystem Values in the South Esk Water Management Region guidance for Water Management   (520Kb)


Environmental Flows for the South Esk Water Management Plan

  Environmental Flows for the South Esk Water Management Plan   (2Mb)


Appendix A
- Environmental flows assessment for the lower South Esk River at Neck of Bottle

  Environmental Flow Assessment for the lower South Esk at Neck of Bottle   (411Kb)


Appendix B
- Environmental flows assessment for the lower South Esk River downstream Glen Esk Bridge

  Environmental Flow Assessment for the lower South Esk downstream Glen Esk Bridge   (403Kb)


Appendix C
- Environmental flows assessment for the South Esk River at Ormley

  Environmental Flow Assessment for the South Esk River at Ormley   (507Kb)


Appendix D
- Environmental flows assessment for the lower South Esk River at Malahide

  Environmental Flow Assessment for the upper South Esk River as Malahide   (734Kb)


Appendix E
- Environmental flows assessment for the Nile River at Glen Mavis

  Environmental Flow Assessment for the Nile River at Glen Mavis   (923Kb)


Appendix F
- Environmental flows assessment for the lower St Pauls River

  Environmental Flow Assessment for the lower St Pauls River   (375Kb)




Contact

Water Management Planning
Lands Building
HOBART TAS 7000
Phone: 03 6165 3221
Email: Water.Enquiries@dpipwe.tas.gov.au

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