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Published: 07 January 2016   •   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.

Releases will start increasing from Friday 8 January and reach 7,500 megalitres per day (ML/day) before decreasing from 15 January and returning to 6,200 ML/day by the end of the month.

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

Forecast Mitta Mitta flows 8–28 January 2016

Date

Releases from Dartmouth Dam

Colemans Gauge

Tallandoon Gauge

Flow (ML/day)

Height (m)

Flow (ML/day)

Height (m)

Friday 8 January

Flows start increasing

6,500

2.42

6,700

2.91

Sunday 10 January

Flows steady

7,500

2.54

7,600

3.06

Friday 15 January

Flows start decreasing

7,500

2.54

7,600

3.06

Thursday 28 January

Flows steady

6,200

2.39

6,300

2.85

If dry conditions persist, releases are expected to be above 5,000 ML/day over summer.

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 www.mdba.gov.au/river-information/storage-volumes-releases

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

Summary information about the River Murray system is available in the River Murray weekly report

ENDS

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