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River Murray operations 21-28 October

Posted on 30 October 2015

Welcome to our report on river operations in the Murray for the river week ending 28 October.

Rainfall and inflows

Rainfall was widespread across much of the Murray–Darling basin this week. Due to the dry state of the catchments, the rain over the upper Murray produced only small stream flow rises.

At this stage, the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) indicates the potential for some further wet weather across the Basin during the coming week. BoM has also issued its climate outlook for November...

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Message from the Chairman

Posted on 28 October 2015

Below is a message from our Chair Neil Andrew. We wanted to take this opportunity to share his thanks for conversations so far as well as his thoughts on what we’re up to now and the work ahead.

Neil Andrew on a trip along the Murrumbidgee, February 2015.

As we make our way through a very busy year in the Murray–Darling Basin, I would like to take a moment to thank people for the effort and time you’ve taken to meet with me and Murray–Darling...

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River Murray operations 14-21 October

Posted on 23 October 2015

Welcome to our report on river operations in the Murray for the river week ending 21 October.

Rainfall and inflows

The recent spell of relatively dry weather continued across the Murray–Darling Basin this week. Temperatures remained well above normal at many locations and we’re on track for a potentially record-breaking October. At this stage, the Bureau of Meteorology is indicating the potential for welcome wetter weather over central and eastern parts of the Basin during the coming week.

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Securing the future of the Basin’s waterbirds

Posted on 22 October 2015

During Bird Week, we thought it timely to share our goals to rejuvenate, protect and nourish the habitats of waterbirds living in the Basin.

It is vital we restore the resilience of the Basin's rivers, wetlands, floodplains, lakes and red gum forests, together with the waterbirds that depend on them.

Allocating water for the environment enables us to target specific ecosystems, triggering ecological responses to provide appropriate foraging and breeding habitat for waterbirds and initiate...

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Caring for our most precious resource

Posted on 19 October 2015

Sunday 18 October to Saturday 24 October is National Water Week and, in line with this year's theme of Innovation, we'd like to share some innovative ways we're managing water in the Basin.

We're working with landholders along the Basin's rivers as part of our Community Flow Mapping citizen science project to observe how gauged flows impact the channels on their land.

In partnership with Bureau of Meteorology (BoM), automatic weather stations are being set up to routinely feed local...

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