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Murray-Darling Basin Authority – Basin Salinity Management Strategy Annual Reporting and Audit


The map below highlights the areas where sampling has occurred for this program.

Click on the map to view information about the drainage basins in this area.

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Program start date


Program end date

The Basin Salinity Management Strategy is current until 2015. The Basin Water Quality and Salinity Management Plan will extend to 2024.

Objectives of the program

To monitor its compliance with end-of-valley salinity targets and present this information in an audited annual report.

Who is involved?

Lead organisation

Department of Natural Resources and Mines

Contact details of lead organisation: water.monitoring♲

Partner organisations

Murray-Darling Basin Authority and jurisdictions in the Murray-Darling Basin

List of indicators monitored

  • Total daily stream flow (ML)
  • Mean daily electrical conductivity
  • Date of record

Scale of program

Basin scale

Brief description of sampling locations

Ten end-of-valley salinity target sites located in the Queensland and northern New South Wales sections of the Murray-Darling Basin. These sites are capable of capturing most end-of-valley flows and are equipped with time-series flow and electrical conductivity monitoring. Four interpretive sites are also used. End-of-valley sites are located downstream of irrigation.

Frequency of monitoring

Daily (continuous loggers)

Where is the program reported?

2011-12 Annual Report

Last updated: 22 March 2013

This page should be cited as:

Department of Environment, Science and Innovation, Queensland (2013) Murray-Darling Basin Authority – Basin Salinity Management Strategy Annual Reporting and Audit, WetlandInfo website, accessed 15 May 2024. Available at:

Queensland Government
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