Murray-Darling Basin Authority issues bleak water outlook

THE Murray-Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) on Thursday issued a bleak environmental watering outlook for 2019-20, predicting allocations could be well below average.

MDBA science and knowledge division executive director Colin Mues said the outlook of warmer and drier than average conditions continuing in parts of the Basin into next year would influence allocations.

“If hot and dry conditions and low inflows continue into next year, then environmental water allocations could be well below average,” Mr Mues said.

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