The Murray Darling Basin
The reality is there is a plan to manage water flows in the Murray Darling Basin to ensure the river stays as healthy as possible and that irrigators are also largely satisfied. The plan obviously needs to be constantly reviewed to take into account actual and forecast rainfall and tweaked, relaxed and tightened as needs dictate.
This has clearly not happened.
Irrigators drained the water from the Menindee Lakes leading to a toxic algae bloom and the massive fish kill.