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River Murray algal blooms

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The algal management strategy for the Murray–Darling Basin

The algal management strategy developed by the Murray–Darling Basin Commission in 1994 provides a framework for coordinated action to reduce the frequency and intensity of algal blooms and other water quality problems associated with nutrient pollution in the Murray-Darling Basin.

The key to the strategy is the development of catchment and regional management plans. This strategy, endorsed by the Murray–Darling Basin Ministerial Council, highlights what can be achieved when Australian and state government Ministers agree on an approach to addressing a significant problem which has implications for more than one state.

Download full report: The algal management strategy for the Murray–Darling Basin [PDF 7.78 MB]

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