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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.

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...

13 February 2020 Media centre

Murray–Darling Basin Authority Communique

The Murray–Darling Basin Authority held its first meeting for 2020 in Canberra on 11-12 February. In the wake of devastating fires, drought and...


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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 17 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