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Published: 03 March 2017   •   Flow advice

Landholders and river users, including pumpers, on the Mitta Mitta River are advised to take into account forecast changes in the release of water from Dartmouth Dam and make any necessary adjustment to their river activities.

On Friday 10 March, releases will be increased from 300 megalitres per day (ML/day) to 1,860 ML/day.

Releases will start being reduced on Sunday 12 March, and will return to 300 ML/day by Monday 13 March.

This pulse in the Mitta Mitta River will be of benefit to the local environment.

The releases from Dartmouth Dam may vary from those forecast and flows on the Mitta Mitta may increase at any time if rain falls in the catchment downstream of the dam.

Forecast Mitta Mitta flows


Time and Date

Releases from
Dartmouth Dam

Colemans Gauge

Tallandoon Gauge

Flow
(ML/day)

Height
(m)

Flow
(ML/day)

Height
(m)

0800 hrs Friday 10 March

Flows increasing

300

1.00

550

1.37

1500 hrs Friday 10 March

Flow steady

1,860

1.65

550

1.37

1400 hrs Sunday 12 March

Flows decreasing

1,860

1.65

2,190

1.95

2200 hrs Monday 13 March

Flows steady

300

1.00

740

1.46

0700 hrs Tuesday 14 March

Flows steady

300

1.00

550

1.37

A further flow advice will be issued when there is a significant change to releases.

Landholders and river users on the Mitta Mitta are advised to regularly check the information on releases from Dartmouth Dam and current flows and forecasts on the MDBA website: www.mdba.gov.au/river-information/storage-volumes-releases

River data for Dartmouth Dam, the Mitta Mitta and other sites on the Murray system can be seen at: http://livedata.mdba.gov.au.

Further details are available in the latest River Murray Weekly Report.

ENDS

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