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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.

10 December 2019 Media centre

Independent review of Lower Lakes science underway

The science of South Australia's Lower Lakes will be reviewed by an independent team led by Australia's lead science agency CSIRO and assisted by the...

06 December 2019 Media centre

Murray–Darling Basin Authority Communique

The Murray–Darling Basin Authority met in Canberra on 3-4 December 2019. Conditions across the Basin continue to be challenging, highlighted by the...

05 December 2019 Media centre

Dry and hot conditions across the Basin trigger water quality concerns

Weather conditions in the Murray-Darling Basin remained hot and mostly dry this past fortnight, triggering water quality concerns in many parts of...

02 December 2019 Media centre

Canning the Plan won't turn the taps on

Everyone has the right to peacefully protest and to voice their opinion. It's important that different viewpoints are part of improving water...

28 November 2019 Media centre

Water quality mapping – a new initiative from the MDBA

A new water quality map was released today by the Murray–Darling Basin Authority (MDBA), providing a snapshot of the threats to water quality across...

22 November 2019 Media centre

Regional opportunities – MDBA is recruiting now!

The Murray–Darling Basin Authority is recruiting now for great candidates to join the offices in Goondiwindi, Griffith, Mildura and Murray Bridge....

20 November 2019 Media centre

Fortnightly drought update for the Murray–Darling Basin

While recent rains delivered some flows in the Darling River past Tilpa weir, above-average temperatures and dry conditions characterised the past...

14 November 2019 Media centre

Murray–Darling Basin Authority Communique

The Murray–Darling Basin Authority met on 13 November 2019. The ongoing drought and now catastrophic bushfires in northern New South Wales 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