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River Murray operations 18–25 November

Posted on 27 November 2015

Welcome to our report on river operations in the Murray for the river week ending 25 November.

Rainfall and inflows

Very hot weather affected most of the southern Murray–Darling Basin during the last week. This was due to a slow-moving high pressure system over the Tasman Sea which drew dry and hot air across from central Australia. Conditions were mostly dry across the Basin, with the only significant rain occurring in the northeast.

With the hot, dry weather over the past week, inflows...

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UC reports on the wellbeing of our farmers

Posted on 26 November 2015

Harvesting wine grapes in Mildura, Victoria. Photo by Arthur Mostead.

The University of Canberra has released the latest round of results from the 2014 regional wellbeing survey.

The regional wellbeing survey is the only Australian survey entirely focused on changes in rural and regional communities.

The farmers and agriculture report examines the wellbeing of Australian farmers by exploring the work environment on their farms, their quality of...

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River Murray operations 11-18 November

Posted on 20 November 2015

Welcome to our report on river operations in the Murray for the river week ending 18 November.

Rainfall and inflows

Another trough system developed over eastern Australia this week, generating further storms and rainfall to central and eastern parts of the Murray–Darling Basin. The heaviest rain fell in the north-eastern Basin and over the south-east slopes and ranges.

Following the accumulated rain of recent weeks, catchments were primed for more significant stream flow responses, and...

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Capture our wetlands for a chance to win

Posted on 19 November 2015

Entries are now open for the 2016 Wetlands in Focus photography prize.

In partnership with WetlandCare Australia and Conservation Volunteers Australia, we’re encouraging all budding photographers to get involved.

Survival by Deborah Pearse, Byron Bay NSW – Last year’s first prize winner in the Helping Wetlands Flourish category (sponsored by the MDBA)

All you need to do is snap and share a photo of your favourite wetland plant, animal or...

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Keeping in touch: October convos about the basin

Posted on 13 November 2015

We had a busy October travelling the basin to meet with different communities. Here’s a bit of what we got up to.

Building our understanding of constraints

Our staff are familiar faces in the Murrumbidgee and Hume to Yarrawonga areas, as we continue to work alongside NSW staff to discuss different flow rates with landholders.

These meetings make sure local ideas are considered when we’re looking into how governments might overcome some of the constraints to environmental watering in the...

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