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Journalists can contact the MDBA media team by calling 02 6279 0141 or emailing media@mdba.gov.au.

We are a small media team and do not monitor emails after hours (including weekends). For urgent issues please call 0407 054 234.

21 January 2022 Media centre

Water quality issues prompt MDBA to trial Hume Dam releases through ga...

The Murray–Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) is trialling a different method of water releases from Hume Dam using the spillway gates in a bid to...

12 January 2022 Media centre

Hume Dam releases increase to manage summer storm activity

The following can be attributed to Murray–Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) acting Chief Executive Andrew Reynolds:  The Murray–Darling Basin...

20 December 2021 Media centre

Persistent wet conditions drive River Murray operations into the new y...

Ongoing wet conditions across the River Murray system will dominate river management strategies for the remainder of the water year, according to the...

17 December 2021 Media centre

MDBA welcomes Roseanne Healy as new board member

Chair of the Murray–Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) Sir Angus Houston has welcomed the appointment of Ms Roseanne Healy to the Authority board.

16 December 2021 Media centre

Opinion piece: Progress on the challenge of the sand slug

Dr Ben Dyer, Director, River Management, Murray-Darling Basin Authority

16 December 2021 Media centre

Joint Media Release: Record rain raises risk of water quality issues i...

The Murray–Darling Basin experienced the wettest November on record, prompting an increased risk of water quality issues as temperatures rise over...

03 December 2021 Media centre

Announcement: Retirement of MDBA Chief Executive Phillip Glyde

It is with sadness and gratitude that we announce the retirement of Phillip Glyde, Chief Executive of the Murray–Darling Basin Authority (MDBA).

25 November 2021 Media centre

Hume Dam releases increase to manage incoming rainfall

The following can be attributed to Murray–Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) acting Chief Executive Andrew Reynolds: The Murray–Darling Basin Authority...

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See what rain fell in 2021, especially in the northern #MDBasin! No wonder storages like Menindee Lakes are full. We continue to assess how much if any ops water we'll release from the lakes once unreg flows cease. this week's #RiverMurrayWeeklyReport: https://t.co/5md1P1wxbO https://t.co/Jxvwc9UkVg

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Low levels of dissolved oxygen in the River Murray downstream of #HumeDam have prompted a trial to release water through spillway gates, plus the valves and power station, from today to aerate the water and boost oxygen needed by fish. Read more: https://t.co/WelHCs4mnp https://t.co/o22HgRBNqt

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