2016–17 watering outlook

This year's outlook describes seasonal and ecosystem conditions and provides an early indication of the likely watering priorities.

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Our vision

To achieve a healthy working Basin through the integrated management of water resources for the long-term benefit of the Australian community.

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The Murray–Darling Basin Authority is an independent expertise-based statutory agency. We are responsible for Basin-wide water resource planning and management.

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Basin Plan

The Basin Plan guides governments, regional authorities and communities to sustainably manage and use the waters of the Basin.

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Latest news

European Carp (Cyprinus carpio)

The Australian Government has allocated $15 million over two and a half years towards a National Carp Contr

An older styyle bridge with the pylons visible underneath.

Welcome to our report on river operations in the Murray for the river week ending 27 April 2016.

A diverse range of communities and industries rely on access to the Basin’s water resources.

Two men standing together next to a river bank with very dry vegetation.

You’ll see there have been some important trips in the north since our last

A map of the Murray-Darling Basin with a coloured key showing how much rain fell in each area.

Welcome to our report on river operations in the Murray for the river week ending 20 April 2016.

As part of Australian Heritage Week, we are looking back on the diverse history of the Basin to help us und