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Published: 06 December 2010   •   Media release

The Murray–Darling Basin Authority advised today that the Mildura Weir pool will be lowered starting Tuesday 7 December 2010.

Under normal operating procedures, Mildura Weir is temporarily removed when river flows at Mildura rise above 42,000 ML/day. Flows in Sunraysia are expected to reach this level in the coming week.

The Weir will be reinstated and the pool level raised to the normal operating level of 34.4 m AHD once flows in Sunraysia recede.

The proposed schedule for weir removal is:

Proposed date Action
Tuesday 7 December Commence lowering the Mildura Weir pool.
Sunday 12 to Tuesday
14 December
Remove Mildura Weir trestles to allow a free flowing river.

Over the coming weeks, 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

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