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Published: 03 March 2020   •   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 MDBA regularly updates its operational scenario planning with the latest observation and forecast of system inflows and climate conditions.

Transfers from Dartmouth Dam to Hume Reservoir have been necessary since June 2019 to ensure sufficient volume was in Hume to meet River Murray System demands and transfers to Lake Victoria. River Murray System conditions have improved in recent weeks. As such system demands and Lake Victoria transfers have reduced and are expected to reduce further during autumn. Therefore, transfers from Dartmouth to Hume are being reduced over the coming week.

Releases from Dartmouth are expected to slowly decrease to around 600 ML/day by 6 March 2020. Without rainfall, the reduction in Dartmouth release is expected to result in the flow at Tallandoon receding to around 600-700 ML/day (1.42-1.47 m local gauge height).

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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