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River Murray expected to peak in SA in coming days

The River Murray flood peak is expected to reach Renmark in the next few days and Berri and potentially Loxton by this time next week.

River Murray expected to peak in SA in coming days

Flows peaked at Wentworth in New South Wales on Sunday, 300mm above the 1974 flood level and 100mm lower than the 1931 level.

Flow forecasts remain at 190 to 220 gigalitres a day. This has been consistent modelling since November 10.

The peak is expected in Waikerie between 29 December and 9 January, in Swan Reach between 2-13 January and Murray Bridge between 3-14 January.

Drier conditions across the Murray Darling Basin provide some hope that the floodwaters may drop to under 150 GL/day by mid-January and under 100 GL/day by around the start of February.

To view water levels at different locations along the river visit www.sa.gov.au

People in flood risk areas are reminded to take action as river levels rise ahead of the expected peak and continue to check the SASES website for updates.

Meanwhile, all recreational boating and aquatic activities are now banned on the River Murray between the SA border and Wellington, including the use of any vessel, swimming and fishing is now prohibited.

These restrictions apply on all parts of the River Murray (including all creeks, tributaries, lakes, lagoons and other bodies of water connected to the River Murray.

People wanting more information on the River Murray flood event can call River Murray hotline on 1800 362 361 anytime.