River Murray Weekly Flow Report

Date posted: 15 February 2013

Report #7/2013
Issued 10:00 am 15 February 2013

In this report, for ease of representation, large volumes of water are expressed in gigalitres (GL), while smaller volumes are expressed in megalitres (ML). One GL is equal to 1,000 ML.

Water resources update

During January 2013, the total River Murray System inflow was approximately 130 GL, which is half the long‐term January average of around 260 GL. Inflow to Menindee Lakes during January 2013 was 0 GL and the long‐term average for January is around 120 GL.

The total flow to South Australia in January 2013 was approximately 330 GL (including approximately 100 GL of environmental water), compared to 540 GL in January 2012. The flow to South Australia currently comprises the February Entitlement Flow and water provided through The Living Murray Program and the Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder.

The major Murray‐Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) controlled storages are holding about 73 per cent capacity. This will support the delivery of large volumes of water for irrigation and environmental purposes through summer and autumn.

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