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River Murray operations 18-25 May

Posted on 27 May 2016

Welcome to our report on river operations in the Murray for the river week ending 25 May 2016.

You can find the full weekly report including more rainfall and inflow figures, pics, graphs and data as a word or PDF document under the river info section of our website.

Rainfall and inflows

Cold fronts and a westerly air stream continued to provide the main influence on weather in the southern Murray-Darling Basin this week, while stable high pressure and dry conditions persisted in the north...

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Water trading in the Basin

Posted on 23 May 2016

The Murray–Darling Basin is home to one of the most mature water markets in the world. Water trading in the Basin is responsible for 95% of the volume of all water traded in Australia.

The Basin’s water market is driven by user demand and supply. Users determine whether they need to buy or sell their water at a particular time. The price of water differs across regions, type of water rights and time. The market price is a reflection of these demand and supply factors. We provide...

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Who will be River Murray’s biggest mover?

Posted on 20 May 2016

In a nation obsessed with sport, there’s been paleo, there’s been the fit bit and now there’s the PIT tag.

We’re currently monitoring around 20,000 fish in the River Murray using Passive Integrated Transponder (PIT) tag readers. Positioned at the entrance and exits of fishways along the river, the readers are telling us lots of interesting stuff, including which fish are the biggest and fastest movers.

Last year we shared the amazing efforts of Percy the Silver Perch who swam 470 km in one...

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River Murray operations 11-18 May 2016

Posted on 20 May 2016

Welcome to our report on river operations in the Murray for the river week ending 18 May 2016.

You can find the full weekly report including more rainfall and inflow figures, pics, graphs and data as a word or PDF document under the river info section of our website.

Rainfall and inflows

A sequence of cold fronts brushed Australia’s southern fringe this week, bringing several bursts of shower activity to southern parts of the Murray-Darling Basin. Northern areas remained dry under the...

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River Murray operations 4-11 May 2016

Posted on 13 May 2016

Welcome to our report on river operations in the Murray for the river week ending 11 May 2016.

You can find the full weekly report including more rainfall and inflow figures, pics, graphs and data as a word or PDF document under the river info section of our website.

Rainfall and inflows

An extensive north-west cloud band streamed across the continent from the Indian Ocean over the weekend bringing rainfall across much of the Murray–Darling Basin. The rain has provided much-needed relief...

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