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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.

12 February 2020 Media centre

Recent rain refreshes rivers and communities alike

Rainfall recorded across most of the Murray–Darling Basin in the past fortnight has brought hope and a fresh outlook after months of extreme weather...

31 January 2020 Media centre

Yarrawonga weir crossing to close in July 2021

The Yarrawonga weir road bridge will be permanently closed to traffic in July 2021, once essential maintenance work on the major Yarrawonga Mulwala...

30 January 2020 Media centre

Relief of rain brings expected water quality challenges

Despite offering welcome relief to the bushfire emergency and severe drought, widespread rain in the past fortnight has been a catalyst for more fish...

15 January 2020 Media centre

Bushfires to impact water quality in the Murray–Darling Basin

Bushfires burning across the southern Basin will impact water quality in some catchments when the rain finally comes, the Murray–Darling Basin...

23 December 2019 Media centre

Strengthened water compliance on track

Good progress has been made this year to strengthen water use compliance in the Murray–Darling Basin, but there's hard work ahead to ensure Basin...

20 December 2019 Media centre

Murray-Darling Ministerial Council communique

The Murray–Darling Basin Ministerial Council met in Brisbane on Tuesday during trying times for communities across the Basin. The meeting took place...

18 December 2019 Media centre

Bracing for more extreme conditions in the Murray–Darling Basin

Conditions across the Murray–Darling Basin worsened this past fortnight and there are no signs of relief. The MDBA Executive Director of River...

12 December 2019 Media centre

End-of-year report card reveals mixed progress on Basin Plan

The latest report card on how Basin governments are progressing on delivering their Basin Plan commitments reveals great progress in some areas 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 20 hours ago