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We are proposing changes to groundwater extraction limits

05 December 2016

When the Basin Plan came into effect in 2012, it placed limits on how much water could be extracted from groundwater resources across the basin to ensure the continued sustainability of this water resource.

Groundwater is a...

Rice fields with dry grass around the edges

River Murray operations 23-30 November 2016

02 December 2016

Welcome to our report on river operations in the Murray for the river week ending 30 November.

You can find the full weekly report including more rainfall and inflow figures, pics, graphs and data under the...

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Basin Plan checking the settings to get the best outcomes

29 November 2016

MDBA Chief Executive Phillip Glyde's Op Ed on proposed basin plan amendments.

When the Basin Plan was drafted in 2012, the system was under serious strain.

The millennium drought was a wake-up call. We needed a...

Echuca river

River Murray operations 16-23 November 2016

25 November 2016

Welcome to our report on river operations in the Murray for the river week ending 23 November.

You can find the full weekly report including more rainfall and inflow figures, pics, graphs and data under the...

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River Murray operations 9-16 November 2016

18 November 2016

Welcome to our report on river operations in the Murray for the river week ending 16 November.

You can find the full weekly report including more rainfall and inflow figures, pics, graphs and data under the...

The Darling River at Bourke

Murray–Darling Basin Plan amendment update

11 November 2016

The Murray–Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) has determined that a change to the Basin Plan will be proposed for public consultation later this year.

The proposed amendments to the Basin Plan include changing the northern basin...

We are proposing changes to groundwater extraction limits

Posted on 05 December 2016

When the Basin Plan came into effect in 2012, it placed limits on how much water could be extracted from groundwater resources across the basin to ensure the continued sustainability of this water resource.

Groundwater is a finite resource that is only replenished when rainfall or surface water seeps into the aquifers. Groundwater in the basin is used for a wide range of things — such as agriculture, mining, manufacturing and town water supply. The water quality in many...

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River Murray operations 23-30 November 2016

Posted on 02 December 2016

Welcome to our report on river operations in the Murray for the river week ending 30 November.

You can find the full weekly report including more rainfall and inflow figures, pics, graphs and data under the River Murray system section of our website.

Rainfall and inflows

Rainfall skirted the northern, eastern and south-eastern edges of the Murray-Darling Basin this week. In southern Queensland, the highest falls were recorded at Bell (77 mm) and Oakey (...

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Basin Plan checking the settings to get the best outcomes

Posted on 29 November 2016

MDBA Chief Executive Phillip Glyde's Op Ed on proposed basin plan amendments.

When the Basin Plan was drafted in 2012, the system was under serious strain.

The millennium drought was a wake-up call. We needed a plan to better share the basin's water to safeguard one of Australia's greatest national assets and ensure the Murray–Darling Basin has enough water to sustain itself.

That was achieved in 2012 when the Basin Plan received bipartisan support from...

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River Murray operations 16-23 November 2016

Posted on 25 November 2016

Welcome to our report on river operations in the Murray for the river week ending 23 November.

You can find the full weekly report including more rainfall and inflow figures, pics, graphs and data under the River Murray system section of our website.

Rainfall and inflows

Rainfall across most of the southern Murray–Darling Basin late this week. The highest totals were recorded along the ranges in Victoria including 61 mm at Woods Point and 55 mm at Mt...

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River Murray operations 9-16 November 2016

Posted on 18 November 2016

Welcome to our report on river operations in the Murray for the river week ending 16 November.

You can find the full weekly report including more rainfall and inflow figures, pics, graphs and data under the River Murray system section of our website.

Rainfall and inflows

There was extensive rain across most of the Murray–Darling Basin this week. A low pressure system produced thunderstorms and moderate rainfall in central NSW, southern NSW and north-east...

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