Issue 27 Northern Murray-Darling Basin Environmental Flows Forum

In late May researchers from across the Northern Murray-Darling Basin came to the University of New England to participate in a two-day forum showcasing the last years worth of new environmental flow related science. The annual forum highlights opportunities for collaboration where we all share the mutual goal of achieving better environmental outcomes through environmental water delivery and management.

No Baaka, No Baakandji!

Kevin, our Warrego-Baaka (Darling) Cultural Advisor, shared with us this song by Leroy Johnson. It delivers a powerful message from Leroy about the Baaka – the lifeblood of the Baakandji people.

Cultural Advisor Catch Up – Moree 23 June 2022

Paul and Ellen made quick trip over to Moree to catch up with Liz (Gwydir Cultural Advisor), Kevin (Warrego-Darling Cultural Advisor) & Jane (Local Engagement Officer, CEWO). We talked about the project so far and about what we’d like to achieve in the next phase, we are excited! Can’t beat an in-person catch up!

Issue 21 Toorale Floods

The end of 2021 saw higher than average rainfall across the Northern Murray-Darling Basin which produced the largest flows through the Darling River since 2012, with a peak of 73,000 ML/day at the Bourke gauge. Usually, the Warrego River flows into the Darling just south of Bourke. However, during this event water levels in the Darling got so high that water flowed over the banks of the Darling to the floodplains and riparian areas and also backed up into the Warrego channel!