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.

About us

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

Drip irrigation system on table grape vines, near St George, Queensland. Photo by Arthur Mostead.

The Murray–Darling Basin is home to one of the most mature water markets in the world.

Image of three fish and their speeds

In a nation obsessed with sport, there’s been paleo, there’s been the fit bit and now there’s the PIT tag.

BOM map of basin rainfall

Welcome to our report on river operations in the Murray for the river week ending 18 May 2016.

Kiewa River 11 May

Welcome to our report on river operations in the Murray for the river week ending 11 May 2016.

Picture of Dartmouth Dam

This week's report on the River Murray looks back at conditions in April 2016 as well as reporting on rainfall, inflows,

Indigenous community members looking at a map

Lately we’ve been supporting an exciting new project to build pictures of life on Country in north-west NSW and southern Quee