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River Murray operations 22–29 July

Posted on 31 July 2015

Welcome to our weekly report of river operations on the Murray including rainfall, inflows and operations for the river week ending 29 July.

Rainfall and Inflows

Rainfall was widespread across the Murray–Darling Basin this week with the highest totals recorded in the Victorian Alps, the Snowy Mountains in New South Wales, northern New South Wales and southern Queensland.

Rain this week prompted renewed stream flow rises along the upper Murray tributaries with many sites recording their...

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Changes in mid-Murray weir pool levels from August

Posted on 31 July 2015

Starting next week, landholders and river users on the River Murray are advised to take into account changing weir pool heights at Lock 15 at Robinvale and at locks 7, 8 and 9 between Wentworth and the South Australian border.

Historically, weir pool levels have been kept at a reasonably constant height, but as part of a trial to restore a more natural wetting and drying cycle, the MDBA will raise and lower these pool levels between August 2015 and June 2016.

The Lock 15 weir pool level is...

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MDBA chief to take up new role

Posted on 30 July 2015

Murray–Darling Basin Authority chief executive Rhondda Dickson has announced she will be taking up a Deputy Secretary role at the Department of the Environment when her term ends late September.

Dr Dickson said her 4 years at the MDBA had been highly rewarding and it was a pleasure to support successive governments to deliver these important water reforms that would bring long-term benefits to the Australian community.

"It has been a real privilege for me to lead the MDBA over the past 4...

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The latest in social and economic analysis

Posted on 30 July 2015

Industries and communities throughout the Murray–Darling Basin are constantly affected by a range of policy, economic, social and climatic factors. The social and economic monitoring and evaluation of the Basin Plan water reforms will need to consider these multiple drivers of change. Multiple sources of information will be used in this evaluation. Community engagement will be essential for helping to interpret this information. This includes people providing us with their experiences of adapting to the...

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Our latest community engagement

Posted on 29 July 2015

The MDBA recognises that the people who live and work in the Basin have a deep knowledge of their region and so we work closely with communities to ensure this local knowledge informs our work.

A snapshot of our engagement throughout 2014-15 - click to view larger image

We do this in a number of ways:

community advisory committees input from individuals and businesses affected by the Basin Plan formal public consultations talking regularly with peak... Read more