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Published: 20 July 2011   •   Media release

The Murray–Darling Basin Authority has begun a temporary lowering of Euston weir pool.

The Murray–Darling Basin Authority has begun a temporary lowering of Euston weir pool in response to a request from Victoria Police.

The level immediately upstream of the weir is expected to be lowered by up to 1.4 m by about Friday 22 July.

With flows currently at about 27,000 ML/day and rising, the effects of this lowering will be far less noticeable further upstream from the weir.

The lowering of the weir will not result in a significant rise in downstream levels.

It is expected that the level of the weir will be returned to about 47.45 m (15 cm below full supply level) by the end of July.

River pumpers, boat operators and other river users are advised to take these changed water levels into account.

The Murray–Darling Basin Authority will continue to issue further advice via the MDBA's Weekly Report, which can be viewed at www.mdba.gov.au.

For more information contact the MDBA media office at media@mdba.gov.au or the Victoria Police Media Unit on 03 9247 5205.

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