The Murrumbidgee River has dropped its water height in wet season

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The Murray-Darling Basin is the biggest water supply in South East Australia. On the southern side of the Basin, the Murrumbidgee River supplies water to regional communities near Wagga Wagga.

However, a new research found out the river has dropped its water retention up to 30 per cent in wet season. One of the main reasons is the lack of rain and climate change is responsible.

If the trend continues, farmers and surrounding communities will face extreme challenges in the future.

Produced By: Eduardo Jordan

Featured In Story: Dr Milton Speer – School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences at the University of Technology Sydney

First aired on The Wire, Friday, 13 August 2021

Thursday 12th of August, 2021

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