Authority plans for low rainfall
Updated operational planning for the Murray River has sharpened focus on the potential for dry conditions to continue through to winter next year according to the Murray-Darling Basin Authority.
A parliamentary inquiry into the Murray-Darling Basin Plan has recommended the Murray-Darling Basin Authority be separated into two entities, endorsing an earlier recommendation from the Productivity Commission.
The Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority has said additional funding and support was being explored to develop a new lower Goulburn River flows study and long-term environmental monitoring program to investigate the effects of unseasonal high flows on river banks, water quality, native fish and vegetation.
‘‘If nothing changes family farms are going to disappear; people will really start to struggle.’’
To most of us, the green slime that gathers on sticks, logs and rocks in our rivers is simply something we keep away from to avoid slipping and falling in.
Four mayors from southern NSW have joined forces in a plea for authorities to protect their communities.
More than half a billion dollars is set to be injected into the National Water Infrastructure Development Fund to bolster the delivery of transformational water projects for regional communities.
Groundwater flow from aquifers to rivers, lakes and the ocean affects the productivity and diversity of aquatic ecosystems, but accurately measuring water movement below the soil is difficult for aquatic scientists and water resources engineers.
More than 2192 days and $8billion, plus countless meetings and hours of debate — yet the questions about the Murray-Darling Basin Plan continue.
Carp culling plans continue to make a splash, as experts warn infecting the species with a herpes virus will only provide a short-term solution.
For Caniambo farmer Sarah Kealey, the 20km round trip to the Goulburn Main Channel is a familiar one.
Protection of rural communities is a non-negotiable component of additional criteria for recovering more water under the Murray-Darling Basin Plan, according to regional leaders.
Ben Leversha kicked off a career in farming with a ute, a shovel and enough wheat bags to sow just 30ha — now he is a state champion in the Rural Water Awards for the innovative irrigation practices he has brought to his large Loddon Valley cropping property.
A Barmah farmer has been left frustrated by recent comments from Federal Water Minister David Littleproud, accusing him of missing the point at a recent Deniliquin meeting.
A VERDICT of not guilty to both attempted murder and murder was handed down to the Deniliquin woman who murdered her son in the Murray River last year.
Due to heavy rainfall and resulting flood waters, roads across the region are closed with motorists and residents urged to take care in this treacherous weather. More than 50 mm has fell in the last 24 hours with more rain forecasted. Motorists...
Two Shepparton taxi operators are considering joining what could become the largest civil litigation case in Australian history launched against multi-national transport business Uber.
EMERGENCY services are responding to a boat fire on the Murray River near Torrumbarry. It is believed the boat had not been in the water long before it exploded. No-one was seriously injured but one person is being treated for minor burns, It is not...