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Environmental water flows in

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July 08, 2017

Communities along the River Murray are advised to expect varying flows during winter and consider adjusting their activities, pumps and moorings accordingly.

The Murray Darling Basin Authority has advised river levels downstream of Hume Dam will fluctuate as water is released from Hume and the Goulburn system for the environment.

It says planned water releases will remain within channel capacity and are likely to rise and fall to mimic natural flow conditions.

Environmental flows will be entering the system via the Goulburn River and flows downstream of Torrumbarry Weir are expected to exceed 10,000 megalitres per day (gauge height of 3.1 metres) temporarily before receding gradually.

Flows may be higher in the event of rainfall increasing tributary inflows.

The flow from the Goulburn has been planned by Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority and will be managed by Goulburn-Murray Water.

Communities can find more information on Goulburn flows at www.gbcma.vic.gov.au and www.gmwater.com.au.

The MDBA says as these flows pass downstream they will support multiple sites including the Edward-Wakool River system, Barmah-Millewa Forest, Gunbower Forest, Hattah Lakes and the Coorong and Lower Lakes.

Go to www.riverdata.mdba.gov.au for more.

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