Lower Murray Darling catchment

The Lower Murray Darling Catchment occupies an area of approximately 6.3 million hectares.

The catchment includes the Willandra Lakes World Heritage Area, Lake Victoria and Menindee Lakes.


There are two especially significant areas of aquatic habitat within this region:

  • the lower Murray, and
  • the lowland Darling.

Reports detailing these aquatic ecological communities are available.

Barriers to fish passage

Weirs are on the significant barriers to fish passage. A report of reducing the impact of weirs in this region is available.


Have you ever wondered what the rivers used to be like? The historical fish report provides a snapshot.

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