Navigation Warning - Murray and Darling Rivers, Weir Pool Level
Murray and Darling Rivers, Upstream of Wentworth
LOWERING OF WEIR POOL LEVEL
15 September 2016 for approximately two weeks
Roads and Maritime Services advise vessel operators that the Murray and Darling Rivers in the weir pool area upstream from Lock 10, in the vicinity of Wentworth, will experience lower water levels from 15 September 2016.
The Murray Darling Basin Authority will be lowering the weir pool level to reduce high salinity levels in the Darling River arm of the weir pool.
The weir level will be lowered from the current level of 30.7 metres (or 0.1m below Full Supply Level) to an initial level of about 30.4 metres by about Thursday 15 September 2016. If conditions allow, the weir pool level could be lowered further to 30.0 metres.
Caution should be exercised when navigating in the affected areas due to the risks associated with changing water levels including high river current, submerged hazards, and floating debris.
The status of the river level and weather warnings can be monitored on the following website:
MAPS & CHARTS AFFECTED
Roads and Maritime Boating Map 20
MARINE NOTICE SO1662