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Published: 09 February 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.

The current decrease in releases will continue, from a flow of 4,500 megalitres per day (ML/day) on Wednesday 10 February, to 500 ML/day on 1 March 2016.

Recent rainfall, along with an improved rainfall outlook for the coming months issued by the Bureau of Meteorology, means the demand for water is expected to be lower than previously planned.  Releases in autumn are now forecast to remain at low levels.

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.

Forecast Mitta Mitta flows 10 February – 10 March 2016

Date

Releases from Dartmouth Dam

Colemans Gauge

Tallandoon Gauge

Flow (ML/day)

Height (m)

Flow (ML/day)

Height (m)

Wednesday 10 February

Flows decreasing

4,500

2.16

4,700

2.55

Thursday 18 February

Flows decreasing

3,000

1.90

3,100

2.22

Tuesday 1 March

Flows steady

500

1.17

600

1.39

Thursday 10 March

Flows steady

500

1.17

500

1.38

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.

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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