Watch the Forgotten River trailer. The podcast introducing the people fighting for its life.

By John Hanscombe, Tom Melville and Dion Georgopoulos
Updated September 15 2021 - 10:09pm, first published September 13 2021 - 6:00am

Snaking its way through 1500 kilometres of outback, the Darling River is a national icon: a ribbon of life in a treeless desert and a critical artery in the vast river system of the Murray-Darling Basin.