This website provides water management information for the Fitzroy Basin, which includes the Dawson, Comet, Nogoa, Isaac-Connors, Mackenzie and Fitzroy rivers.

A long-term management strategy is being implemented to improve Fitzroy Basin water quality. This strategy will maintain environmental standards while getting local coal mines back into production.

Additional water monitoring stations now installed

Media statement from the Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning

OD Hydrology: 2013/14 Mine Water Release Pilot program review

2013/14 mine water release pilot program review

Fitzroy River Basin – 2013/14 mine water release pilot program review: a report by OD Hydrology.

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Coal mining and the community

A strong resource sector supports our communities and local economies

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Mine water releases

Find out why mines need to release water and the controls in place to manage them

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Maintaining water quality

An extensive water monitoring program is in place across the Fitzroy Basin

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Watering stock and crop irrigation

Farmers can access the latest water information from a nearby monitoring station

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