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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.

07 April 2009 Media centre

Murray autumn outlook bleak as inflows hit record lows

Murray inflows between January and March were the lowest in 117 years and the outlook for the next three months is also looking bleak. That’s...

07 April 2009 Media centre

Autumn watering for Murray ‘icon sites’ announced

The Murray-Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) today announced it will deliver 4.445 gigalitres (GL) of environmental water at important “icon sites”...

03 April 2009 Media centre

Blanchetown’s Lock 1 to re-open on Good Friday

River Murray users will be able to pass through Lock 1 at Blanchetown in South Australia again when it re-opens on Friday, 10 April after three...

16 March 2009 Media centre

Planned lowering of Lake Mulwala to control invasive aquatic weed

The Murray–Darling Basin Authority, in conjunction with Goulburn–Murray Water, is planning a drawdown of Lake Mulwala in late autumn and...

24 February 2009 Media centre

Community, experts to inspect new Ovens River native fish demonstratio...

Community and agency representatives from across the Murray–Darling Basin will inspect a new native fish “demonstration reach” on the Ovens River at...

23 February 2009 Media centre

Relaxation of water trading rules through Barmah Choke extended to end...

The Murray–Darling Basin Authority announced today that relaxation of the trading rule controlling the transfer of water allocations from...

04 February 2009 Media centre

Hot, dry January keeps southern Basin in record drought

That's the stark message in the Murray–Darling Basin Authority's (MDBA) latest drought update released today. Chief Executive Mr Rob...

23 January 2009 Media centre

Lock 1 to close for repairs, upgrade

Murray River users will not be able to pass through Lock 1 at Blanchetown in South Australia for about two months from January 27 while essential...


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Inflows to the River Murray system for December were within the highest 10% of 129 years of records for the month. In the past week rain fell mostly across eastern NSW & Vic with 161mm recorded over #HumeDam. More in this week's #RiverMurrayWeeklyReport:

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