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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.

07 February 2023 Media centre

Joint media release: River Murray at Mildura to return to normal level...

The weir pool on the River Murray at Mildura will return to its usual level over the coming week as work to reinstate the Mildura weir nears...

03 February 2023 Media centre

Is it a bird? Drones focus on waterbird count in the Murray–Darling Ba...

The innovative use of drone technology combined with coding software is helping to improve the accuracy of waterbird monitoring across the Murray–...

02 February 2023 Media centre

Releases from Dartmouth Dam increasing to manage airspace

The following can be attributed to Murray–Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) Executive Director of River Management Andrew Reynolds: The Murray–Darling...

31 January 2023 Media centre

Joint media release: Work underway to reinstate the Mildura weir this...

Work is underway by the Murray–Darling Basin Authority and Goulburn–Murray Water to reinstate the Mildura weir and lock 11. The MDBA Executive...

20 January 2023 Media centre

Euston weir and lock 15 to be reinstated next week

The following can be attributed to Murray–Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) Executive Director of River Management Andrew Reynolds: The Euston weir and...

12 December 2022 Media centre

Murray–Darling Basin Authority Communique

The Murray–Darling Basin Authority met on 9 December 2022 on Ngunnawal Country (Canberra). All members were present. Members acknowledged the...

22 November 2022 Media centre

Address to the National and Rural Press Club

Andrew McConville, Chief Executive, Murray–Darling Basin Authority.

22 November 2022 Media centre

New report signals Murray–Darling Basin Plan water recovery shortfall

The MDBA today outlined the extent of the potential water recovery volume that could be achieved based on the current progress of the Basin Plan's...

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New tool using software & drones is improving our ability to count waterbirds in the #MDBasin. We teamed up with the Australian Institute for Machine Learning and the Unmanned Research Aircraft Facility at @UniofAdelaide Read more here! https://t.co/WuyvGYdx9E https://t.co/MSRzkU9IuJ

5 days 21 hours ago

It was wet in the southeast and northeast of the Basin. #HumeDam recorded 148 mm for the week - 134 mm in just 24 hrs! Meanwhile, work continues on reinstating the Mildura weir, which means moving a lot of sand first! #RiverMurrayWeeklyReport: https://t.co/EexJjh3Uu0 https://t.co/54iVZNLA4Z

5 days 21 hours ago