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We live in the driest state on the driest inhabited continent on earth. South Australians truly feel the effects of water shortages, drought, climate change and a growing population.

To ensure that we not only cope, but prosper under these conditions, it’s essential that we use water sustainably now and forever.

In order to use our water sustainably, we need to understand the types of water resources we have, the quantity and quality of the water, and how we’re managing these resources for the long term.

River Murray

The River Murray is the state's most precious water supply. Managing how we use this water while protecting the health of the river system, presents some complex challenges.

Find out how the department is meeting these challenges and learn more about the River Murray,

Water in your region

Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges

Alinytjara Wilurara

Eyre Peninsula

Kangaroo Island

Northern and Yorke

SA Arid Lands

SA Murray-Darling Basin

South East

River Murray 

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