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Journalists can contact the MDBA media team by calling 02 6279 0141 or emailing

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

29 June 2020 Media centre

Murray–Darling Basin Authority Communique

As the Murray–Darling Basin Authority met for the last time this financial year, we took stock of the extraordinary battering communities in the...

23 June 2020 Media centre

Murray–Darling Basin Ministerial Council, 19 June 2020

The Murray-Darling Basin Ministerial Council met on Friday 19 June via video conference to progress actions to build a strong and sustainable Basin....

16 June 2020 Media centre

Basin Plan Report Card reveals steady progress, with more to do

The six-monthly 'health check' released by the MDBA today shows progress to implement the Murray–Darling Basin Plan has kept pace, with more action...

29 May 2020 Media centre

Murray–Darling Basin Authority Communique

As the close of autumn brings a striking turnaround in climate conditions, the Murray–Darling Basin Authority welcomes signs of a boost in...

27 May 2020 Media centre

Joint Media Release: Torrumbarry weir pool level to vary for river ban...

Water levels in the Torrumbarry weir pool on the Murray River will vary between June and August this year to help improve the health and stability of...

22 May 2020 Media centre

Audit report released on water metering in key SA irrigation district

Systems and procedures to keep track of water used in the South Australian Riverland are in good shape overall, according to the latest audit by the...

19 May 2020 Media centre

New water year brings downstream trade opportunities for Barmah Choke

A positive opening balance means water will be available to trade from above the Barmah Choke to below the Choke at the start of the 2020-21...

12 May 2020 Media centre

Lower Lakes independent science review confirms river managers are on...

The Murray–Darling Basin Authority has welcomed a report from an independent panel which confirms water management of the Lower Lakes in South...


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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:

4 days 18 hours ago

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:

4 days 21 hours ago