So far this year, the river levels have been fairly constant and the current has been minimal. It’s exciting to see that above-average rains in the higher reaches of the Murray-Darling basin are now flowing into South Australia. River levels are rising before our eyes.
Flows which have been steady around 3GL/day are increasing to 7 or 8GL/day within the next week.
Despite the above-average rainfall, storage areas in upper Murray need to fill before we see all the benefits downstream. If the flows continue, the Chowilla regulator may be employed again for environmental watering of the Chowilla floodplains later in the year.
If you want more detailed information, check the Murray Darling Basin Authority website (mdba.gov.au)