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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.

17 June 2021 Media centre

Extra water releases from Menindee Lakes cease this week

The amount of water released into the Lower Darling River from the Menindee Lakes has been reduced to 500 megalitres per day, marking the end of the...

11 June 2021 Media centre

Basin Officials Committee Communique – 11 June 2021 – Out of the BOCs

The Basin Officials Committee (BOC) met on 9 June 2021 with most Committee members being on Wiradjuri Country, in Griffith, New South Wales. The BOC...

09 June 2021 Media centre

Late frosts and erosion amongst the key climate risks facing the Murra...

Delegates at the River reflections annual water conference today have heard about the increased risks to agriculture and water infrastructure due to...

09 June 2021 Media centre

Caring for Culture and Country under spotlight at River reflections co...

The importance of Gayini (Nari Nari word for water) and land to First Nations people across the Murray–Darling Basin was a feature presentation in...

08 June 2021 Media centre

Murray–Darling Basin Authority Communique

The Murray–Darling Basin Authority met on 7 and 8 June 2021 on Wiradjuri Country in Griffith, New South Wales. All members were present and the...

04 June 2021 Media centre

Water metering in the Basin is improving, but has a long way to go

The Compliance Compact between Basin states to improve public confidence in water management has served its initial purpose well. However, a report...

26 May 2021 Media centre

Positive opening for water trade downstream of Barmah Choke

A positive opening balance means water will be available to be traded in the River Murray from above the Barmah Choke to below the choke on 1 July...

24 May 2021 Media centre

Joint Media Release: Winter works scheduled over three-week period for...

Essential maintenance works will be conducted at the Mildura Weir from 12 July, which will involve lowering the river level in the weir pool and...


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No wonder releases from Menindee Lakes remain high! Plenty of rain in the northern Basin is continuing to send flows south through the river system. Read more in this week’s #RiverMurrayWeeklyReport

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Today we upped releases from #HumeDam to reduce flood risk over winter. Dams are high for this time of year so we’re creating a buffer for possible high rainfall events in the weeks ahead. Read the details here: @AlburyCity @WaterNSW

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