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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.

13 November 2019 Media centre

First Aboriginal chair appointed to Basin Community Committee

The Murray-Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Phil Duncan as Chair of the Basin Community Committee, marking...

05 November 2019 Media centre

Fortnightly drought update for the Murray–Darling Basin

Rainfall in the past week across most of the Murray­­–Darling Basin brought many communities a welcome reprieve from the ongoing drought, which is...

04 November 2019 Media centre

Complaint: 60 Minutes ‘Water Rats’

The Murray-Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) is submitting a formal complaint about the 'Water Rats' episode of 60 Minutes. The episode and subsequent...

31 October 2019 Media centre

No winners in a drought

In recent weeks community voices have increasingly shared their experience of the major problem we are facing as a nation—drought. Last Monday night...

28 October 2019 Media centre

MDBA statement to 60 Minutes on River Murray operations

The MDBA provided the following statement to Channel 9 60 Minutes on 16 October 2019 in response to questions raised ahead of the program airing on...

25 October 2019 Media centre

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

Thank you for the opportunity to brief the committee. I'd like to make a statement and provide an overview of the current situation in the Murray–...

24 October 2019 Media centre

Fortnightly drought update for the Murray–Darling Basin

The Murray–Darling Basin Authority's (MDBA) latest drought update highlights the impact of minimal rain and increased temperatures across the Basin...

18 October 2019 Media centre

Satellite imagery critical in tracking first flush flows

Publication error: On 17 October 2019 the MDBA inadvertently published a draft version of the report Monitoring first flush flows in the Namoi,...


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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