Welcome to this week’s River ops update.
MDBA total storage fell by 120 GL this week, with the active storage now 5,927 GL (70% capacity).
At Dartmouth Reservoir, the storage volume has decreased by 25 GL to 3,484 GL (90% capacity). The release, measured at Colemans, was reduced to 3,000 ML/day early in the week for works in the Mitta Mitta reach. Releases are expected to begin increasing to 7,000 ML/day on the weekend.
At Hume Reservoir, the storage volume fell 82 GL to 2,065 GL (69% capacity) with releases averaging over 16,000 ML/day.
At Yarrawonga Weir, the total daily diversion through Mulwala Canal averaged 5,000 ML/day of which around 1,600 ML/day was diverted through Edward escape for delivery to Lake Victoria. Yarrawonga Main Channel averaged around 1,700 ML/day over the week. The release downstream of Yarrawonga Weir has been reduced by 300 ML/day to 10,000 ML/day ahead of the rain to reduce the likelihood of undesirable wetting of the Barmah-Millewa Forest.
On the Edward River system, the combined flow through the Edward and Gulpa offtakes is just over 1,900 ML/day. Diversions to the Wakool Main Canal are currently 950 ML/day. The flow downstream of Stevens Weir is near channel capacity at over 2,500 ML/day with the addition of water from the Edward escape.
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