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Basin Plan fact sheet 5: water quality and salinity management plan

The MDBA's approach to the development of the water quality and salinity management plan as a component of the Basin Plan.  

Water quality issues in the Murray–Darling Basin have been a focus of public concern, government policy and water management for a long time. Increasing incidences of algal blooms and higher in-river salinity levels are indicators of declining water quality — an ongoing threat to the Basin's water resources. Impacts can be local and can also intensify as water flows down through the system.