April 28, 2023 9:16 am in by

lyrup g6503e2ea1 640 As River Murray storages remain strong, further releases are to take place at the Hume Dam.  

The dam is currently 91% capacity, with the other major Dartmouth storage sitting at 96% capacity.  

MDBA Executive Director of River Management Andrew Reynolds said water levels in Hume Dam are higher than usual for this time of year following widespread flooding last year.

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Mr Reynolds added further “Given the relatively high storages at both Hume and Dartmouth dams heading into winter, airspace releases are important to help mitigate the risk of flooding in the weeks and months ahead.”

River flow to SA still sits over the usual at this time of the year, sitting at 22,000M/L per day with Lake Victoria currently at 56% capacity.

 Image by Kathryn Bowman (nee Selfe) from Pixabay