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Published: 03 July 2018   •   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 for early July 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 3,200 ML/day (2.25 m local gauge height) during Sunday 8 July.

Forecast Mitta Mitta flows 7 July—10 July 2018


Date

Releases from
Dartmouth Dam

Colemans Gauge

Tallandoon Gauge

Flow
(ML/day)

Height
(m)

Flow
(ML/day)

Height
(m)

trend

Saturday 7 July, 0500 hrs

start rising

500

1.17

850

1.54

steady

Saturday 7 July, 1500 hrs

Initial peak

3,000

1.92

850

1.54

steady

Saturday 7 July, 2000 hrs

start falling slowly

3,000

1.92

2,150

1.98

rising

Tuesday 10 July, 2200 hrs

return to minimum flows

500

1.17

1,100

1.64

falling

Another flow pulse to benefit water quality and ecosystem function in the Mitta Mitta River is possible in late July, 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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