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Salt interception scheme at Buronga in New South Wales. Photo by Arthur Mostead.

Salinity and the Murray–Darling Basin

22 July 2016

Salinity is a natural feature of the basin. It refers to the concentration of dissolved salts in water or soil and comes from ancient ocean sediments, the weathering of rocks and rainfall over millions of years.

This natural...

A swollen bending river with a large flood plain and native vegetation on the river banks.

River Murray operations 13-20 July

22 July 2016

Welcome to our report on river operations in the Murray for the river week ending 20 July 2016.

You can find the full weekly report including more rainfall and inflow figures, pics, graphs and data as a word or PDF document under the river info...

Green grassy hills with treest int he background and a partly cloudy blue sky.

River Murray operations 6-13 July

15 July 2016

Welcome to our report on river operations in the Murray for the river week ending 13 July 2016.

You can find the full weekly report including more rainfall and inflow figures, pics, graphs and data as a word or PDF document under the river info...

A moderately wide flowing river with green banks

River Murray system in June 2016

08 July 2016

This week's report on the River Murray looks back at conditions in June 2016 as well as reporting on rainfall, inflows, total storage, and river operations over the last river week, for the week of 29 June to 6 July 2016.

Below you'll find our...

Sliver perch. Photo by Ivor Stuart.

Perch an environmental watering priority in 2016–2017

05 July 2016

The Murray–Darling Basin is a complex and diverse system with many valuable environmental assets and functions meaning we need to prioritise the use of environmental water.

The latest environmental watering priorities have been...

Canoes on shore of Lake Keepit. Photo by John Baker.

Environmental watering and its role in benefiting basin communities

01 July 2016

Environmental watering is a process that is often considered to be beneficial to the basin environment- and it is. But the benefits don’t stop there. Often the process of environmental watering can be extremely beneficial to basin...

Salinity and the Murray–Darling Basin

Posted on 22 July 2016

Salinity is a natural feature of the basin. It refers to the concentration of dissolved salts in water or soil and comes from ancient ocean sediments, the weathering of rocks and rainfall over millions of years.

This natural feature is noticeable when we look at salt deposits in the basin. Take, for instance, the groundwater systems close to the River Murray — they hold more than 100,000 million tonnes of salt.

While salt does accumulate naturally in the basin, human...

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River Murray operations 13-20 July

Posted on 22 July 2016

Welcome to our report on river operations in the Murray for the river week ending 20 July 2016.

You can find the full weekly report including more rainfall and inflow figures, pics, graphs and data as a word or PDF document under the river info section of our website.

Rainfall and inflows

Wet weather continued across most of the Murray-Darling Basin this week, with more rain forecast for southern areas in the coming week. Most of the rain fell later in the week with an extensive cloud band...

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River Murray operations 6-13 July

Posted on 15 July 2016

Welcome to our report on river operations in the Murray for the river week ending 13 July 2016.

You can find the full weekly report including more rainfall and inflow figures, pics, graphs and data as a word or PDF document under the river info section of our website.

Rainfall and inflows

Conditions were wet and cold across large parts of the Murray–Darling Basin this week as a series of cold fronts passed over the Great Australian Bight delivering rainfall to south-east Australia. Stream...

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River Murray system in June 2016

Posted on 08 July 2016

This week's report on the River Murray looks back at conditions in June 2016 as well as reporting on rainfall, inflows, total storage, and river operations over the last river week, for the week of 29 June to 6 July 2016.

Below you'll find our summary of June. If you're interested in what's happened over the last week, checkout the full report.

June conditions and rainfall

June 2016 delivered ‘Above Average’ to ‘Highest on Record’ rainfall across most of the Queensland and New South Wales...

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Perch an environmental watering priority in 2016–2017

Posted on 05 July 2016

The Murray–Darling Basin is a complex and diverse system with many valuable environmental assets and functions meaning we need to prioritise the use of environmental water.

The latest environmental watering priorities have been released — highlighting which animals, plants and sites across the basin need environmental water most. The priorities guide how water holders and managers use their environmental water for the rest of the water year. 

Priorities have been...

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