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Mildura weir to make way for high flows - 22 September 2016

Work to temporarily remove the Mildura Weir is expected to start on Monday 26 September as a result of increased flows in the River Murray.

Further small drop for Wentworth weir pool before rising next week - 21 September 2016

People along the Murray and Darling rivers near Wentworth are advised that the Lock 10 weir pool will drop a little further in the coming days before returning to normal levels early next week.

Wentworth weir pool continues to be lower than usual - 16 September 2016

People along the Murray and Darling rivers near Wentworth are reminded that the Lock 10 weir pool is lower than usual, as efforts continue to reduce high salinity levels in the Darling River.

Releases from Hume Dam continue ahead of forecast rain - 08 September 2016

Water releases from Hume Dam have increased in the past week as the Murray–Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) continues to monitor inflows and rain forecasts.

Wentworth weir being temporarily lowered - 08 September 2016

People along the Murray and Darling rivers near Wentworth are advised that the Lock 10 weir pool level is being lowered to try to reduce high salinity levels in the Darling River arm of the weir pool. 

The MDBA enhancing its regional presence - 12 August 2016

The MDBA will be strengthening its crucial connections with people in the Murray–Darling Basin by establishing new positions based in communities across the basin.

Managing Murray weir pool levels 2016-17 - 29 July 2016

Landholders and river users along the River Murray are reminded to take into account changes to weir pool levels over the coming year, and to adjust their activities, pumps and moorings accordingly.

Annual watering priorities 2016–17 released - 04 July 2016

Supporting native animals such as the silver perch, waterbird habitat and wetland vegetation are a key focus for watering activities in 2016–17.

Barmah Choke trade restriction to continue - 17 June 2016

Trading water from above the Barmah Choke to below the choke will continue to be restricted into the 2016-17 water year.

Upcoming changes to Torrumbarry weir pool - 06 May 2016

The Torrumbarry weir pool level will vary over the coming months. Landholders and river users are advised to adjust their activities, pumps and moorings accordingly and boat owners should note they are responsible for the safety of their vessel.

Flow advice: Mitta Mitta flow reduces - 27 April 2016

Landholders and river users, including pumpers, on the Mitta Mitta River are advised to take into account the forecast releases of water from Dartmouth Dam and make any necessary adjustment to their river activities.

New member welcomed to the MDBA - 17 March 2016

The Murray–Darling Basin Authority has welcomed the announcement of Ms Susan Madden as a new member of the Authority.

Upcoming changes in mid-Murray weir pools - 17 March 2016

Landholders and river users on the River Murray are reminded to take into account changes to weir pool levels over the coming months at lock 15 at Robinvale and at locks 7, 8 and 9 between Wentworth and the South Australian border.

Autumn flow to vary levels in the River Murray - 26 February 2016

Flows along the River Murray are expected to vary downstream of the junction with the Goulburn River as environmental water moves through the river this autumn.

Basin Plan annual report outlines continued progress - 18 February 2016

The second full report on how state and Commonwealth agencies are tracking to implement the Murray–Darling Basin Plan was released today.

Upcoming changes in mid-Murray weir pools - 10 February 2016

Landholders and river users on the River Murray are reminded to take into account changes to weir pool levels over coming months at locks 7, 8 and 9 between Wentworth and the South Australian border, and at lock 15 at Robinvale.

Flow advice: Mitta Mitta flow reduces - 09 February 2016

Landholders and river users, including pumpers, on the Mitta Mitta River are advised to take into account the forecast releases of water from Dartmouth Dam and make any necessary adjustment to their river activities.

Flow advice: Mitta Mitta flow update - 27 January 2016

Landholders and river users, including pumpers, on the Mitta Mitta River are advised to take into account the forecast releases of water from Dartmouth Dam and make any necessary adjustment to their river activities.

Flow advice: Mitta Mitta flow update - 07 January 2016

Landholders and river users, including pumpers, on the Mitta Mitta River are advised to take into account the forecast releases of water from Dartmouth Dam and make any necessary adjustment to their river activities.