Lower Broken Creek FLOWS study

The purpose of the project was to develop an updated set of environmental objectives and flow recommendations for the Lower Broken Creek, using the FLOWS method (Department Environment and Primary Industries, 2013).

This project was jointly run by La Trobe University, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) Land and Water, and Jacobs Group.

The aim of the project was to develop environmental flow recommendations for each reach of the Lower Broken Creek system that:

  • maximise environmental outcomes given the unseasonal flows in summer-autumn to meet irrigation demands
  • consider current and future environmental water availability and the likely implications for environmental objectives that might be set for the Broken Creek system, and
  • identify complementary actions that may enhance the benefits of environmental water delivery in this system.