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Published: 03 December 2019   •   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.

Bulk transfer of water from Dartmouth to Hume will continue during December. Based on current system conditions and forecasts, MDBA river operations plan to target a transfer volume of up to 100 GL for the month. Releases will be made in a varied manor, reaching a peak up to 4,800 ML/day and may reduce to rates below 2,000 ML/day towards to end of December.

Operational scenario planning indicates that transfer volumes may be similar during January if system inflows remain low and, without substantial inflow improvements, transfers are anticipated to persist through the rest of summer and into autumn. Conversely, transfers may be decreased if significant rainfall improves system inflows. System conditions will be monitored and transfers from Dartmouth adjusted as required.

For more information on transfers and releases over summer and autumn, please attend the Mitta Mitta Valley Community Meeting, which will be held at 11am on Thursday, 12 December at the Eskdale Hotel.

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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Meeting with the Mitta Mitta Valley Community

The Murray–Darling Basin Authority, Goulburn-Murray Water and North East Catchment Management Authority are holding an information session and invite the Mitta Mitta Valley community and interested stakeholders to attend.

The information session will discuss the operation of Dartmouth Reservoir and potential flows along the Mitta Mitta River during the months ahead. The riparian river restoration program will also be covered.

When: Thursday 12 December 2019
Time: 11.00am – 12.30pm
Where: Eskdale Hotel, 3786 Omeo Highway, Eskdale

A light lunch will be provided at the conclusion of the meeting.

For more details or to RSVP email OperationsReplies@mdba.gov.au

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