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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 October 2010 Media centre

Lock at Wentworth closed on 19 and 21 October

To assist with maintenance works, the Murray-Darling Basin Authority and NSW State Water will require the closure of the lock at Wentworth on Tuesday...

08 October 2010 Media centre

Basin Plan Guide released for public discussion

The Murray–Darling Basin Authority today released for public consultation and discussion the landmark first-stage document in the process of...

09 September 2010 Media centre

Great Darling Anabranch to receive much-needed environmental flows

The Great Darling Anabranch will receive 47 GL of environmental water, which will see it reach the River Murray for the first time in nearly a decade...

01 September 2010 Media centre

Guide to draft Basin Plan to be released on 8 October

The Murray-Darling Basin Authority today announced that the Guide to the Proposed Basin Plan will be publicly released on 8 October. The Authority...

20 July 2010 Media centre

Release of Guide to draft Basin Plan to be deferred

The Murray-Darling Basin Authority announced today following a discussion of Authority members that, consistent with election caretaker period...

04 July 2010 Media centre

Lock 6 to close for repairs, upgrade

River Murray users will not be able to pass through Lock 6 at Murtho in South Australia for about 12 weeks from July 5 while essential maintenance...

30 June 2010 Media centre

Water trading rules through Barmah Choke relaxed from 1 July

The Murray-Darling Basin Authority today announced that for the 2010/11 water season the trading rule controlling the trades of water allocations...

29 June 2010 Media centre

Mildura Weir pool lowering to start in mid-July

To assist with upgrade works, the Murray–Darling Basin Authority and Goulburn-Murray Water have confirmed that the lowering of the Mildura Weir...


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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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