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Flow downstream of pipeclay weir (source  SA Water).

River Murray operations 17 August

19 August 2016

Welcome to our report on river operations in the Murray for the river week ending 17 August 2016.

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

MDBA Chair Neil Andrew visited a citrus farm near Moree during the northern basin review.

Keeping in touch: basin conversations over winter

17 August 2016

The last couple of months have seen us in discussions with communities across the entire basin. Here we share some of the things we’ve focused on.

Sharing results in the Northern Basin

We’ve met with dozens of people across...

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River Murray operations 10 August

12 August 2016

Welcome to our report on river operations in the Murray for the river week ending 10 August 2016.

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

Screen grab of ALA website

New hub shines light on Basin info

10 August 2016

Ever wanted to find out more about the different sorts of animals and plants that live in your part of the Murray–Darling Basin?

The MDBA collects data on flora and fauna as part of its role managing the water resources of the basin, which gives...

Algal blooms. Photo by Arthur Mostead.

Lessons learnt from the 2016 blue-green algae outbreak

05 August 2016

You feel feverish… a headache arrives… then a runny nose and all of sudden you’ve got the flu. This is what happened to the River Murray and surrounding areas this year, only it wasn’t the flu — it was blue-green algae.

Blue-...

A map of the basin with a colour coded key which shows where reainfall fell.

River Murray system in July 2016

05 August 2016

This week's report on the River Murray looks back at conditions in July 2016 as well as reporting on rainfall, inflows, total storage, and river operations over the last river week, for the week of 27 July to 3 August 2016.

Below you'll find our...

River Murray operations 17 August

Posted on 19 August 2016

Welcome to our report on river operations in the Murray for the river week ending 17 August 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

Last week, a trough moving across the north of the basin produced showers and thunderstorms with light to moderate rainfall in southern Queensland and northeast New South Wales, while...

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Keeping in touch: basin conversations over winter

Posted on 17 August 2016

The last couple of months have seen us in discussions with communities across the entire basin. Here we share some of the things we’ve focused on.

Sharing results in the Northern Basin

We’ve met with dozens of people across northern farms and towns over the past couple of months to go through our findings on the Northern Basin Review. We appreciate the time and effort of community members in Moree, Wee Waa, Warren, Dirranbandi, St George, Goondiwindi, Bourke, Brewarrina and...

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River Murray operations 10 August

Posted on 12 August 2016

Welcome to our report on river operations in the Murray for the river week ending 10 August 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.

There was limited rainfall across the Murray–Darling Basin this week, compared to the very wet conditions of recent weeks. Highest rainfall totals were recorded in the alpine regions, including 41 mm at...

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New hub shines light on Basin info

Posted on 10 August 2016

Ever wanted to find out more about the different sorts of animals and plants that live in your part of the Murray–Darling Basin?

The MDBA collects data on flora and fauna as part of its role managing the water resources of the basin, which gives a detailed picture of which species are where across the basin.

Now you can search this rich data collection, thanks to a data hub developed by the MDBA and the Atlas of Living Australia (ALA).

The hub brings together hundreds of thousands...

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Lessons learnt from the 2016 blue-green algae outbreak

Posted on 05 August 2016

You feel feverish… a headache arrives… then a runny nose and all of sudden you’ve got the flu. This is what happened to the River Murray and surrounding areas this year, only it wasn’t the flu — it was blue-green algae.

Blue-green algae is like a flu virus. It takes time to work its way out of the river system, and in fact, for aquatic life in the basin, it is a useful food source.

However it does have damaging effects on the community’s water quality, so there need to be...

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