Published: 24 Nov 2021 | Category:
16 November 2021: Dam releases to push river height to 6.2m
The Murrumbidgee River is currently at 5.1m and slowly rising. Burrinjuck Dam is currently sitting at 99.2% having received inflows of over 100 Gigalitres in the past three days.
WaterNSW has released only 30 Gig over that time in an effort to maintain lower river levels through Gundagai. WaterNSW expects the outflows to increase to approximately 40 Gig per day at Gundagai for the next week or so as it tries to increase the available airspace in both Burrinjuck and Blowering dams ahead of expected rainfall across this weekend.
These outflows will increase the river height at Wagga Wagga to 6.2m or above. This will affect the Wagga Beach area, some riverside reserves such as Kohlhagens and Armstrongs and may affect some roads such as River Road and Mundowy Lane.
If road closures and traffic control are required, Council reminds motorists to follow the directions of traffic control staff.
For more information on WaterNSW storages visit: www.waternsw.com.au
To access WaterNSW information on river heights and flow data visit: WaterInsights