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Published: 13 December 2017   •   Flow advice

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

A brief increase in release is planned for early January to benefit water quality in the Mitta Mitta River downstream of Dartmouth Dam. The timing of this release has been planned to coincide with the Australian Wildwater selection races, organised by Canoeing Victoria. This major recreational event, and other recreational activities assisted by the higher flow, will also have benefits for the local community and economy.

The information in the table below assumes dry conditions, with little or no rainfall for the period.

Forecast Mitta Mitta flows 1–6 January 2018


Date

Releases from
Dartmouth Dam

Colemans Gauge

Tallandoon Gauge

Flow
(ML/day)

Height
(m)

Flow
(ML/day)

Height
(m)

Monday 1 January, 0800 hrs

start rising

200

0.90

500

1.34

 

Monday 1 January, 1500 hrs

peak

3,000

1.90

2,100

1.93

 

Wednesday 3 January, 1400 hrs

start falling slowly

3,000

1.90

3,500

2.28

 

Saturday 6 January, 0000 hrs

return to minimum flow

200

0.90

1,300

1.68

 

Another flow pulse to benefit water quality in the Mitta Mitta River is likely in late January or early February depending on conditions.

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

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 current flows and forecasts on the MDBA website for more information on releases from Dartmouth Dam: 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/system-view

Summary information about the River Murray system is available in the River Murray weekly report at https://www.mdba.gov.au/river-information/weekly-reports

ENDS

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