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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.

03 April 2020 Media centre

Alert to river levels in an unusual autumn on the River Murray

Water levels during April in the River Murray downstream of Hume Dam are expected to continue to be more variable than in recent months, as demand...

23 March 2020 Media centre

Progress a glass half full for Murray–Darling water resource plans

The considerable effort in recent months by Basin state governments to complete and put in place their water resource plans is reflected in the MDBA'...

13 March 2020 Media centre

Murray–Darling Basin Authority Communique

The Murray–Darling Basin Authority met on 10 March 2020, less than 24 hours before the first flows made their way from the Darling River into...

12 March 2020 Media centre

Rain brings new life after a shocking summer

A rainy end to the summer of 2019-20 holds the promise of fresh flows in the Lower Darling for the first time in years, but summer was still hot and...

06 March 2020 Media centre

Opening statement to Senate Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport L...

The Basin has been battered by extreme weather this summer. Extraordinary heatwaves, hailstorms, bushfires and more recently, much-welcomed rain...

05 March 2020 Media centre

Lower levels expected on the Murray River as rains arrive

Thanks to recent rainfall in the southern Basin, demand for water has eased which means the Murray–Darling Basin Authority's river operations focus...

02 March 2020 Media centre

The time is right for NSW to complete their water resource plans

This time two months ago just about all of New South Wales was drought declared. The focus was rightly on ensuring communities had enough critical...

26 February 2020 Media centre

The deluge for some and the continuing dry for others

The drought has not ended for the Murray–Darling Basin yet, with rain this month modestly increasing some water storages in the north and presenting...


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With all this water in the River Murray, unregulated flows across the system are available for farmers to access. #HumeDam is at 99% today & Dartmouth 85%. Downstream, we expect high inflows from the Murrumbidgee to continue well into Dec. Find out more:

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