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New Murray Darling Basin water limits inadequate

The Australian Greens say reports that the Murray Darling Basin Authority's forthcoming draft plan will include a minimum 2,800 gigalitres in sustainable diversion limits shows there will not be enough water to save the system.

"It's becoming increasingly clear the draft plan won't contain the bare minimum 4,000 GL scientists say is needed to ensure the river survives," Greens' Murray Darling Basin and water spokesperson, Sen. Sarah Hanson-Young, said today.

"These limits are not sustainable, won't be enough to ensure communities along the riverbanks survive and they won't keep open the Murray Mouth.

"It seems the MDBA hasn't made the necessary changes recommended one year ago."

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