The report highlights the current ability to report on regional water use and comments on the actual water data that has been provided from 2,800 groundwater and surface water takes.
By 30 June 2013 (the end of the 2012/13 water year) 73.7% of groundwater takes and 55.3% of surface water takes of 20l/s and more were measured. In the previous water year it was 58.3% and 33.8%.
The increased number of measured water takes shows consented water users are making good progress in providing the data required to better understand water use.
The report also helps to measure progress on water use efficiency, which is one of the target areas under the collaborative Canterbury Water Management Strategy.
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