Basin Plan

Basin-scale watering connects northern rivers in 2000km journey

6 July 2018

6 July 2018

For the first time, water for the environment has flowed through a 2000-kilometre network of rivers in the northern Murray–Darling Basin, reaching the Menindee Lakes near Broken Hill.

Murray–Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) head of compliance Russell James and the Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder (CEWH), Jody Swirepik, said the successful flow of water for the environment to the Menindee Lakes shows how the Murray–Darling Basin Plan can reconnect the northern rivers to benefit both the environment and local communities.

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