Murray-Darling Basin getting drier: Study

Sydney Morning Herald: More evidence has emerged of a long-term trend towards a drier climate in the Murray-Darling Basin and much of south-eastern Australia, despite welcome rains this year. Research released by the South Eastern Australian Climate Initiative today highlights the effects of climate change on the basin's water resources, which support 40 per cent of the nation's farmers. Water Minister Tony Burke is seeking advice on whether a process started under the Water Act, to cut human water ......

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