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Published: 27 May 2021   •   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 June 1 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 3,000 ML/day (2.20 m local gauge height) during Tuesday and Wednesday 1 & 2 June.

Forecast Mitta Mitta flows 1 June— 3 June 2021


Releases from Dartmouth Dam

Colemans Gauge



Tuesday 1 June, 01:00 hrs

start rising



Tuesday 1 June, 13:00 hrs

reach peak



Tuesday 1 June, 16:00 hrs

start falling slowly



Thursday 3 June, 12:00 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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