Salinity occurs naturally in our landscapes depending on geology, soil type, climate, groundwater systems and landscape characteristics. Salt has accumulated in certain parts of the landscape over thousands of years due to natural water movement processes. Land use change,...
After almost three months travel time, the flood peak in the Darling River has arrived at the Menindee Lakes.Inflows of nearly 60,000 megalitres per day were experienced during the third week of April, but are now falling and have now reduced below 40,000 megalitres per day....
High flows generated from major floods in northern NSW and southern Queensland catchments during January have merged and around 4,400 gigalitres has passed through Bourke so far in this event. The peak reached Tilpa this week with the Darling River rising to a peak of 12.9...
Management of Menindee Lakes Issue 4 – 24 February 2012   Major flood flows were generated from northern NSW and southern Queensland catchments during January and are making their way into the Darling River. The NSW Office of Water and State Water Corporation are...
Heavy rainfall and flooding in northern NSW and Queensland has triggered pre-releases from the Menindee Lakes system for the third time in two years. With the Menindee lakes storage levels already increasing as a result of high flows earlier this summer, there is limited...
The primary aim of these guidelines is to protect the health of humans from threats posed by the recreational use of coastal, estuarine and fresh waters. Threats may include natural hazards such as surf, rip currents and aquatic organisms, and those with an artificial aspect...
Introduction — the purpose of the Guide The Murray–Darling Basin Authority (the Authority) is preparing the Guide to the proposed Basin Plan to present proposals to the community for discussion. These proposals are about the key decisions the Authority is required...
Significant flooding events were recorded by the DERM streamflow gauging stations with hydrographers at their busiest across south west region during January, particularly the Condamine/Balonne River and Lower Balonne systems. Record heights were observed in parts of the system...
The south-west region received widespread rainfall during the past week. Of note is the significant rainfall in the eastern parts of the region during this period particularly in the Upper Condamine and Gowrie/Oakey Creek systems. Rainfall totals of between 150–350mm were...
This document details a report from the Cunnamulla Memorial Club on a Diversification by Irrigation workshop held in 1997.
This paper discusses key issues in rural water pricing and seeks your comment on the issues raised. An associated discussion paper Local management of Sun Water schemes, currently available, discusses specific issues related to local management.
This document is a report from the Centre for Water Policy Research and the Australian Centre for Tropical Freshwater Research submitted to the National Land and Water Resources Audit between June 1998 and April 1999. It is intended to be a decision support method for screening...

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