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River Murray operations 15-22 February 2017

Posted on 24 February 2017

Welcome to our summary report on River Murray operations for the week ending 22 February 2017.

You can find the full weekly report under the River Murray system section of our website.

Rainfall and inflows

Rain in the Murray-Darling Basin this week mostly fell across southeast Queensland and northeast New South Wales. Little or no rain was recorded across the western parts of the Basin.

In Queensland, the highest weekly totals included 65...

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Working together 100 years on

Posted on 23 February 2017

The control and sharing of the waters of the River Murray was one of the most contentious issues at the time of Federation. After four failed attempts, the River Murray Waters Agreement was signed in 1914 resolving the conflict.

It was this agreement between the states of Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia, along with the Commonwealth of Australia that led to the establishment of the River Murray Commission. The River Murray Commission held their first meeting in Melbourne on 14...

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River Murray operations 8-15 February 2017

Posted on 17 February 2017

Welcome to our summary report on River Murray operations for the week ending 15 February 2017.

You can find the full weekly report under the River Murray system section of our website.

Rainfall and inflows

Extreme heat was the dominant feature of Murray-Darling Basin weather during the past week. Temperatures climbed into the low to mid 40s as winds from the north and north-west moved very hot air from central and eastern Australia into the region....

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River Murray operations 1-8 February 2017

Posted on 10 February 2017

Welcome to our summary report on River Murray operations for the week ending 8 February 2017.

You can find the full weekly report under the River Murray system section of our website.

Rainfall and inflows

Rainfall in the Murray-Darling Basin this week mostly fell across South Australia, Victoria and the southern and eastern parts of New South Wales. Little or no rain was recorded in southern Queensland and western New South Wales.

In Victoria, the...

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River Murray operations 25 January to 1 February 2017

Posted on 03 February 2017

Welcome to our summary report on River Murray operations for the week ending 1 February 2017.

You can find the full weekly report under the River Murray system section of our website.

Rainfall and inflows

A ridge of high pressure maintained hot and dry conditions across the southern Basin for much of the week before a weak cold front provided respite from high temperatures. In the north of the Basin conditions remained very hot, with a low pressure...

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