Media archive

Media releases

Euston lock re-opens and weir pool levels to vary - 16 February 2017

Euston's Lock 15 reopened this week following a month of work to repair a damaged lock gate.

Good attendance at Southern Basin drop-in sessions - 08 February 2017

About 200 people attended four drop-in sessions in the Southern Basin held by the Murray–Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) to discuss the proposed amendments to the Basin Plan last week.

Deadline extended for submissions to proposed Basin Plan amendments - 03 February 2017

The deadline for submissions about proposed amendments to the Basin Plan has been extended by two weeks until Friday, 24 February 2017.

Joint media release: Celebrating Murray–Darling Basin wetlands on World Wetland Day - 01 February 2017

The Murray–Darling Basin has more than 30,000 wetlands — 16 of international importance under the Ramsar Convention, which are fundamental to the health and viability of the whole basin.

Media Statement: Update on the MDBA 2017 evaluation of the Basin Plan - 01 February 2017

The Murray–Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) is responsible for preparing, implementing and reviewing the Murray–Darling Basin Plan, a plan that aims to ensure a healthy and productive basin for future generations.

MDBA and WaterNSW joint System Operation Update: Status report for Menindee Lakes - 31 January 2017

WaterNSW manages the Menindee Lakes system to supply licensed customers including Essential Water and lower Darling landholders, as well as ensuring water security for the region.

Update – Euston lock still closed for maintenance - 25 January 2017

Euston's Lock 15 is still closed for maintenance to an upstream lock gate.

Update on releases from Menindee Lakes - 20 January 2017

As planned, the Murray–Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) has called on reduced water releases from the Menindee Lakes into the Darling River for the coming few days.

Mitta Mitta flow pulse - 13 January 2017

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

Euston lock closed for urgent maintenance - 12 January 2017

Euston's Lock 15 has been closed for urgent maintenance to one of its upstream lock gates.

Still time to voice your opinion on the proposed Basin Plan amendments - 10 January 2017

There is a month left before submissions on the proposed Basin Plan amendments close and the Murray–Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) is encouraging submissions from the community.

MDBA and WaterNSW joint media release: Releases to increase from Menindee lakes - 05 January 2017

WaterNSW will increase release rates from the Menindee lakes system next week to deliver water ordered by the Murray–Darling Basin Authority (MDBA), while operating the lakes to maximise future water security.