Navigation Warning - Upper Murray River, Murrumbidgee River & tributaries

NAVIGATION WARNING

Upper Murray River and tributaries, Corryong to Corowa,
Murrumbidgee River and tributaries, Upper Gundagai to Narrandera

HAZARDOUS RIVER CONDITIONS DUE TO FLOODING
8 September 2016 until conditions abate

Roads and Maritime Services advise vessel operators that the Upper Murray River and its tributaries in the area from Corryong downstream to Corowa, which includes Albury, are currently experiencing flood conditions.

The Murrumbidgee River and its tributaries from Upper Gundagai downstream to Narrandera may also be affected by flood conditions.

Previous advice issued by Roads and Maritime Services in mid-August 2016 (refer: SO1650) of flood conditions for the Murray River and its tributaries between the Yarrawonga Weir (Lake Mulwala) and the South Australian Border (Old Customs House) remains current.

Extreme caution should be taken when navigating in the areas affected due to the risks associated with flood waters including high river current, submerged hazards, and floating debris.

River infrastructure such as weirs and locks, overhead electrical crossings, and bridges may pose a heightened risk to navigation as a result of the flood water conditions.

Flood waters are expected to prevail for the foreseeable future and all vessel operators are encourage to postpone any non-urgent voyages until the above mentioned rivers and tributaries water levels recede back to a safe level.

The status of the river level and weather warnings can be monitored through the following websites:

http://www.bom.gov.au/nsw/warnings/

http://www.water.nsw.gov.au/

http://www.mdba.gov.au/river-information

http://www.g-mwater.com.au/water-resources/catchments

http://www.sawater.com.au/community-and-environment/the-river-murray

MAPS & CHARTS AFFECTED

Roads and Maritime Services Boating Maps 19, 20, 25, 27, 28 and 29.

For further information call the Roads and Maritime Services Infoline on 131 236 (8.30am – 4.30pm seven days) or visit rms.nsw.gov.au/maritime

MARINE NOTICE SO1659

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