Basin Plan

MDBA plans operations for a range of water availability scenarios

6 August 2018

6 August 2018

The 2018-19 River Murray System Annual Operating Plan, published today, outlines possible operations across a range of water availability scenarios for the River Murray in the coming year.

Murray–Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) Executive Director of River Management, Andrew Reynolds, said the annual plan provided water users with information about operational strategies that could be employed for extreme dry through to wet conditions.

“Actual conditions will be different to those in our scenarios but our hope is that the plan provides a useful indication to states and stakeholders about the breadth of potential river operations in the 2018-19 water year,” Mr Reynolds said.

“We experienced relatively dry conditions last year resulting in low inflows to the River Murray system and while there is a strong possibility that dry conditions will persist into the coming season, the MDBA plans for the full range of scenarios from extreme dry to wet.

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