Welcome to this week’s River Ops update.
Tuppal Food and Fibre Festival
Today kicked off the start of the Tuppal Food and Fibre Festival, 17 – 19 October. If you are visiting the festival the MDBA education team is hosting a stand. Drop by and have a go at some of the fun water activities and tests.
MDBA active storage has decreased to 6,354 GL (75% capacity), with a reduction in total storage this week of 67 GL.
At Dartmouth Reservoir, storage has decreased by 21 GL to 3,598 GL (93% capacity). The release at Colemans has been gradually reduced this week to 3,500 ML/day but is forecast to be increased to 5,500 ML/day by the end of day. These bulk transfers of water from Dartmouth aim to ensure there is sufficient water in Hume Reservoir during summer and autumn to meet the demands of downstream users. For more information, see our flow advice.
The storage volume at Hume Reservoir fell by 22 GL to 2,320 GL (77% capacity). Inflows averaged about 11,000 ML/day during the week while releases have now increased to 16,500 ML/day. Releases in the coming week are also expected to average around 16,500 ML/day.