- Storages in the Murray–Darling Basin have now dropped below 50 % full in aggregate.
- New parliamentary report finds that groundwater reserves are underestimated and the current regulations do not account for the full impacts of mining.
- Murray Hardyhead populations increase in part thanks to Commonwealth Environmental Water. Link
- Lower Murray Water announces Rural Water Awards winners. Link
- Macalister district irrigators are unlikely to have a spill, for the first time in 12 years. Link
- DELWP Delivery Share Review released last Monday makes six recommendations for reform. Link
- G-MW, LMW and other Victorian water corporations will be given planning powers over solar farms. Link
- Goulburn-Murray Water refutes claims $850k misused by Nationals candidate Peter Schwarz. Link
- The Victorian Greens plan to make the Yarra River swimable.
- Snowy River Day held discussions on the future and possible plans for restoring the Snowy River.
- The Goulburn Valley has lost 97 % of its native trees and community groups pledge to retain what is left. Link
South Australia Specific
- Banrock Station in the Riverland signs up for a further five years of Commonwealth environmental watering on their property. Link
- The Renmark Irrigation Trust outlines its achievements as it prepares for its 125th birthday. Link
- Murray-Darling Basin Water Infrastructure Program may help Coorong farmers purchase desalination plants. Link
New South Wales Specific
- Wakool described as a “town in crisis.” Link
- NSW Murray groundwater irrigators are calling for restoration of entitlements that were subject to compulsory acquisition in 2008. Link
- Blue-green algae alert for Lower Darling River. Link
- Former Water Conservation and Irrigation Commission has been sold to Leeton Shire Council for $1. Link
- Nimmie-Caira wetlands project in Southern NSW is coming along with a 32 GL environmental water release. Link
- Review into water release shows that it made its way to the destination due to water extraction restrictions. Link
- WA growers unite to challenge water licence fee hikes. Link
- Every irrigator in the NT now needs a water meter. Link
- Water will flow next year in the newly constructed North Esk Irrigation Scheme in Tasmania. Link
- $180 million of Federal government money to go towards the Hughenden Irrigation Scheme in Queensland. Link
- NT Government is undertaking consultation on the regulatory framework for water resources. Link
- Funding secured for Hell’s Gate Dam in Queensland. Link
- Queensland Farmers’ Federation says dam safety upgrade costs should not be solely born by irrigators, as they will be under new irrigation pricing. Link
- Lockyer Valley irrigators are asked to provide feedback on the Moreton Water Plan. Link
- NT is making changes to its Water Act to ensure mining is not exempt from water regulations.
- ASX listed start-up has been granted a patent for Root Zone Temperature Optimisation. Link
- The Queensland Competition Authority will review irrigation pricing for for years 2020-24. Link
- SunWater scraps their audits of water trading code of conduct.
- October in Canberra saw one quarter of the average rainfall for that time of year. Link
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