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Published: 24 March 2022   •   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 to commence March 28 to benefit water quality and ecosystem function in the Mitta Mitta River downstream of Dartmouth Dam.

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. Under a dry scenario, peak flows at the Tallandoon gauge from this release are expected to reach around 2,600 ML/day (2.11 m local gauge height) during Monday to Wednesday 28 to 30 March.

Forecast Mitta Mitta flows 28 March — 1 April 2022


Releases from Dartmouth Dam

Colemans Gauge



Monday 28 March, 01:00 hrs

start rising



Monday 28 March, 07:00 hrs

reach peak



Wednesday 30 March, 07:00 hrs

start falling slowly



Wednesday 30 March, 18:00 hrs

remain steady



Thursday 31 March, 18:00 hrs

start falling slowly



Friday 1 April, 01:00 hrs

return to minimum flows



Another flow pulse to benefit water quality and ecosystem function in the Mitta Mitta River is possible in coming months, depending on system and catchment conditions.

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

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