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The Namoi subregion is located within the Murray–Darling Basin in central New South Wales. The subregion lies within the Namoi river basin, which includes the Namoi, Peel and Manilla rivers. However, the subregion being assessed is smaller than the Namoi river basin because the eastern part of the river basin does not overlie a coal-bearing geological basin. The largest towns in the subregion are Gunnedah, Narrabri and Walgett. The main surface water resource of the Namoi subregion is the Namoi River. There are three large dams that supply water to the subregion, of which Keepit Dam is the main water storage. More than half of the water released from Keepit Dam and river inflow may be extracted for use for agriculture, towns and households. Of this, the great majority is used for agricultural irrigation. The landscape has been considerably altered since European settlement for agriculture. Significant volumes of groundwater are also used for agriculture (cropping). Across the subregion there are a number of water-dependent ecological communities, and plant and animal species that are listed as threatened under either Commonwealth or New South Wales legislation. The subregion also contains Lake Goran, a wetland of national importance, and sites of international importance for bird conservation.

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date accepted 24 May 2017 23:38:10.859
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description The Namoi subregion is located within the Murray–Darling Basin in central New South Wales. The subregion lies within the Namoi river basin, which includes the Namoi, Peel and Manilla rivers. However, the subregion being assessed is smaller than the Namoi river basin because the eastern part of the river basin does not overlie a coal-bearing geological basin. The largest towns in the subregion are Gunnedah, Narrabri and Walgett. The main surface water resource of the Namoi subregion is the Namoi River. There are three large dams that supply water to the subregion, of which Keepit Dam is the main water storage. More than half of the water released from Keepit Dam and river inflow may be extracted for use for agriculture, towns and households. Of this, the great majority is used for agricultural irrigation. The landscape has been considerably altered since European settlement for agriculture. Significant volumes of groundwater are also used for agriculture (cropping). Across the subre...
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broader Northern Inland Catchments bioregion
description The Namoi subregion is located within the Murray–Darling Basin in central New South Wales. The subregion lies within the Namoi river basin, which includes the Namoi, Peel and Manilla rivers. However, the subregion being assessed is smaller than the Namoi river basin because the eastern part of the river basin does not overlie a coal-bearing geological basin. The largest towns in the subregion are Gunnedah, Narrabri and Walgett. The main surface water resource of the Namoi subregion is the Namoi River. There are three large dams that supply water to the subregion, of which Keepit Dam is the main water storage. More than half of the water released from Keepit Dam and river inflow may be extracted for use for agriculture, towns and households. Of this, the great majority is used for agricultural irrigation. The landscape has been considerably altered since European settlement for agriculture. Significant volumes of groundwater are also used for agriculture (cropping). Across the subre...
editorial note Approved October 2013
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note This term and definition is used in technical products in the Bioregional Assessment Programme, a collaboration between the Australian Government Department of the Environment, the Bureau of Meteorology, CSIRO and Geoscience Australia. For more information see http://www.bioregionalassessments.gov.au.
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