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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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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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

Canoes on shore of Lake Keepit. Photo by John Baker.

Environmental watering is a process that is often considered to be beneficial to the basin environment- and

Water flowing through a large weir structure.

Welcome to our report on river operations in the Murray for the river week ending 29 June 2016.

MDBA staff member leaning over a tabel to scan a large map into a scanner.

We’ve been really busy over the last couple months with key work for 2016.

Map of the Basin with a colour chart showing high rain areas

Welcome to our report on river operations in the Murray for the river week ending 22 June 2016.

Namoi River, Walgett. Photo by Irene Dowdy.

Environmental water plays an important role in creating and maintaining a sustainable river system within t

Inundated trees in a still river

The end of May marked the end of the 2015–16 ‘water year’ for the River Murray system.