River Murray Flow Report

Date posted: 27 October 2017

Report #43/2017

Issued 10:00 am 27 October 2017

This supersedes the previous flow report issued by the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (DEWNR) on 20 October 2017. The next report will be provided on Friday 3 November 2017.

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.


The flow at the South Australian border is approximately 6 GL/day and will remain around this rate during the coming week. It comprises:

  • normal October Entitlement Flow of 5.5 GL/day,
  • less deferred water;
  • plus environmental water, and
  • interstate trade adjustments.

The flow over Lock 1 is approximately 3.5 GL/day and will remain around this rate during the coming week, depending on weather conditions and extractions.

It is important to note that flow forecasts in this advice are based on the information available at the time of preparation. Advice may change as new gauging information becomes available, or due to rainfall events or changed operations upstream. The forecasts will be revised as new information becomes available.

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