Bundidgerry Creek supplies water to Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area (MIA) from the Murrumbidgee River. Water flows through the Bundidgerry Creek system from Berembed Weir to a regulator owned and operated by MIA, 8km upstream from Narrandera. Water released from MIA's regulator flows through the Lake Talbot complex before passing MIA's meter at Narrandera.
The creek system experiences losses during regulated flows as a result of evaporation from breakouts and wetland inundation. These losses are significant in the section both above and below MIA's regulator.
The Bundidgerry Creek project aims to investigate options to construct new regulating structures and changes to the way the Creek is operated.
The project has two parts; an initial investigation and collection of existing data including input from stakeholders, and the use of this data to prescribe an efficient management plan for the creek.
- Estimated water savings up to 2GL by reducing evapo-transpiration and seepage losses;
- Enhance ecologically “alive” wetlands and creek sections and assist targeted environmental flows and activities