Opinion

Problems with the Murray-Darling Basin can't be skimmed over

By Maryanne Slattery
Updated July 20 2019 - 1:03am, first published July 12 2019 - 2:00pm

The Murray-Darling Basin is broken. Literally. As in its parts aren't joined up anymore - the Darling River/Barka hasn't flowed into the Murray since 2017. The Murrumbidgee isn't flowing into the Murray either and will be disconnected from the rest of the basin more regularly due to new irrigation development.

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