The Basin is Australia's most important agricultural area producing over one-third of Australia's food supply. It is also home to more than 2 million residents.
Water in storage is used for:
In determining how much of the water is available for use, water managers must allow for evaporation and other losses both in storage and in the rivers and channels downstream.
The information on water in storage in the Murray–Darling Basin is updated fortnightly.
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For current water allocation data, please refer to the links below:
This assessment of water in storage does not include water in private storage.