National Science Week
Don’t forget about National Science Week 16 – 24 August. You can find us at the Science in ACTion expo day at ANU, for schools today and families tomorrow. Drop by, have a chat and ask your questions. You’ll also be able to find us at the Geoscience Australia Open Day on Sunday 24 August, 10am – 3pm.
MDBA total storage rose by 96 GL this week, with the active storage now 6,260 GL (74% capacity).
At Dartmouth Reservoir, the storage volume increased by 10 GL to 3,642 GL (94% capacity). Releases from Dartmouth have been briefly increased from 200 ML/day up to 3,000 ML/day at Colemans gauge to provide a pulse to benefit water quality and the environment along the Mitta Mitta River. Starting Friday, the release will be gradually reduced to 1,200 ML/day, and then held at this level as AGL draws on its entitlement for the purposes of electricity generation.
Inflows into Hume Reservoir over the past week averaged around 9,500 ML/day, increasing the storage by 65 GL to 2,207 GL (73% capacity). The release remains at the minimum rate of 600 ML/day. Inflows from the Kiewa River downstream of Hume maintained the flow in the Murray at Doctors Point at an average of 3,000 ML/day.