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Release of amended cap factors

Topic: Environment

The Department of Industry – Water is seeking feedback on amendments to the water recovery accounting factors (cap factors).

What's this about?

Cap factors, also known as long-term diversion limit equivalence factors (LTDLE factors), are an accounting tool to keep track of how much water has been recovered for the environment under the Murray-Darling Basin Plan.

The factors were developed together with the Murray-Darling Basin Authority by considering historic use patterns, climatic data and trade information.

The amended factors are an update on the released 2011 factors, which have been further developed to take into account the most accurate and up-to-date information and ensure a consistent approach across the Basin.

Have your say

Stakeholders are invited to make a submission including any new evidence or information that could be considered in the final assessments of factors.

Read the technical and consultation paper on the factors and how they were developed online.

There are two ways you can submit your feedback:

Have your say by 17 July 2018.

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