Salinity

Here we can share a report prepared for QMDC that reveals that parts of the Queensland Murray-Darling Basin are at substantial risk to salinity.

The report - 'Salinity Risk Assessment for the Queensland Murray-Darling Region' - outlines the areas at high risk from salinity and shows there are considerable areas where water is effectively half seawater and less than 10 metres below the surface. 

In addition to this threat, some of these levels have been rising up to half a metre a year, even during times of drought.

Read the report here.  (Note this file is a 4.5mb pdf file).

The full report contains a large number of fact sheets, providing information on specific locations.

Upcoming Events

Grazing BMP Accelerated Program - Roma

21 June 2018

First day runs from 8am to 5pm Second day from 8am to 12:30pm Places limited and will fill fast Free event! Lunch and smokos provided. What is it?Grazing Best Management Practice is a voluntary online self-assessment tool…  + read more

Maximising your Herd

25 June 2018

Join the discussion with Tim Emery (Tropical Beef Technology Services) and Roger Sneath (Senior Extension Officer, FutureBeef, DAF) on how to maximise your herd with genetics, available pasture and some simple records. TIME:…  + read more

QMDC Members Meeting

06 July 2018

We invite members of the community to join our Member organisations to get an update on our activities and project highlights in the region. Your opportunity to meet our team, our Executive Committee and to give feedback…  + read more