Some agriculture producers have expressed concerns that existing water rights on sensitive streams may be withdrawn and that water for fish will have a priority over other uses.
Rivers & Streams
A Riparian Working Group (established by the Partnership Committe on Agriculture and the Environment) will prepare guidelines and implement a process to manage agricultural activities near watercourses in riparian areas.
Good information is provided in a factsheet which outlines options to access and develop surface water sources for livestock watering.
Information is available in a factsheet which compares water sources for livestock and the developmental methods, advantages and disadvantages.
This factsheet discusses direct access to watercourses for livestock watering. Stockmen need to use appropriate, environmentally sound, methods to water livestock.