The Murray-Darling Basin Royal Commission has handed down its findings.

While a string of mass fish deaths have put Australia's Murray-Darling Basin Plan back in the headlines, the South Australian Murray-Darling Basin Royal Commission has had the system under the microscope for the last year.

Commissioner Bret Walker has officially handed his final report to SA Governor Hieu Van Le, warning that it contains adverse assessments of “many governmental decisions and processes”.

In his closing submission, counsel assisting the royal commission Richard Beasley SC said that the process for setting the level of environmental flows had “misinterpreted the Water Act … in a crucial way”.

The report is accessible in PDF form, here.