Our River, Our Future
The Murray River supports food production, sustains precious ecosystems, provides water for Adelaide and country towns, is a special setting for family holidays and recreation, and is an integral part of Aboriginal culture.
South Australia relies on a healthy River Murray. This is affected by those who interact with the Basin upstream.
South Australia takes 7% of all the water extracted from the Murray Darling Basin. 93% is taken out upstream. South Australia is a leader in caring for the river.
The Murray Darling Basin Authority has prepared a draft Basin Plan that aims to restore the river system. This plan is out for public comment.
Premier Jay Weatherill and Minister for the River Murray, Paul Caica, have been speaking with people from river communities as part of developing a strong South Australian submission.
Now, we want to hear from as many South Australians as possible about the River Murray.
With flooding across the Basin now it could be easy to forget that just a few short years ago we experienced the worst drought on record.
Share your stories of how the drought affected you so we can include these in our submission to the Murray Darling Basin Authority.
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