The Murray-Darling Basin Authority has announced it will increase releases of water from the Meneindee Lakes to the Lower Darling River as of Friday this week.


The MDBA has announced it expects that the initial target flow rates will be in the order of 2,000 megalitres per day by 26 October.


When water orders are confirmed later this week, the MDBA will provide specific details of dates, flow rates and expected river levels in the lower Darling River.


Releases may change in response to weather and demand conditions as well as the possibility of higher inflows from the upper reaches of the Darling River.


The releases from Menindee Lakes will supplement flow in the River Murray to supply South Australian water entitlements and trade deliveries.