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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 2011 Media centre

Clarification of release of socio-economic study

The Authority is committed to publishing the socio-economic report on the local community impacts of the Basin Plan once it becomes available. The...

25 February 2011 Media centre

Authority member resigns

Dr Diana Day has tendered her resignation to the Governor General, effective today. Chair's statement I’ve been advised today that Dr Diana Day...

27 January 2011 Media centre

Euston Weir Pool Operation

The Murray–Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) and State Water today advised of the potential for the Euston Weir pool to be lowered below full...

07 January 2011 Media centre

The highs and lows of floods in the River Murray

Dead and dying fish are not what people expect to see when the River Murray is in flood, but that is exactly what can happen when a flood leads to a...

17 December 2010 Media centre

Update on Murray, Edward–Wakool, Murrumbidgee, Loddon and Goulburn–Bro...

The Murray-Darling Basin Authority today advised of the 'blackwater' event in the waters of the River Murray in the Edward and Wakool river system...

09 December 2010 Media centre

Update on Mid-Murray and Edward-Wakool system blackwater event

The Murray-Darling Basin Authority today advised of the continuing impacts of the 'blackwater' in the waters of the River Murray downstream...

07 December 2010 Media centre

Plan for the Murray-Darling Basin - Role of Authority Chair

The Chair of the Murray-Darling Basin Authority, Michael Taylor AO, reported today that he had written to the Minister for Sustainability,...

06 December 2010 Media centre

Mildura Weir pool lowering to start 7th December

The Murray–Darling Basin Authority advised today that the Mildura Weir pool will be lowered starting Tuesday 7 December 2010. Under normal...


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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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Noticed that the water in #LakeMulwala on the Vic/NSW border at Yarrawonga is slowly disappearing? Find out why. @GMWater

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