Water released into SA's Coorong region

Up to 100 gigalitres of water will be released from upstream to improve the health of South Australia's Coorong and Lower Lakes.

Water from the Goulburn River in Victoria will be given to SA to support threatened fish and bird populations in the region, SA Water Minister Ian Hunter says.

The additional water will encourage bird and fish populations to return to pre-millennium drought numbers and encourage bird breeding during spring.

"Multiple ecological benefits can be achieved across the system by working together to deliver environmental water as part of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan," Mr Hunter said on Thursday.

The water will also help flush salt from the river system and improve conditions for bream and flounder fish species.

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