Flow Advice: Small pulse planned for the Mitta Mitta

11 October 2017

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 20 October, releases will be increased from 200 megalitres per day (ML/day) to 1,860 ML/day.

Releases will start being reduced on Saturday 21 October, and will return to 200 ML/day by Monday 23 October.

This pulse in the Mitta Mitta River will be of benefit to the local environment and is within the maximum rates of rise and fall permitted during regulated planned releases.

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 20 October

Flows increasing

200

0.90

950

1.55

1600 hrs Friday 20 October

Flow steady

1,860

1.65

950

1.55

1600 hrs Saturday 21 October

Flows decreasing

1,860

1.65

1,350

1.70

0500 hrs Monday 23 October

Flows steady

200

0.90

1,000

1.60

0800 hrs Tuesday 24 October

Flows steady

200

0.90

950

1.55

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: https://www.mdba.gov.au/river-information/river-flows-salinity-reports

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

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

ENDS

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