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Lower Murray Levee Banks

DEW is preparing to close all government owned levee banks along the Lower Murray from Mannum to Wellington from 21 November 2022. Recreational activity along the levee banks will not be allowed during this time.

Local Irrigation Trust members and contractors will have continued access and are encouraged to take all necessary precautions when working on the levees, particularly during or following wet weather.

Access to the following levee banks is closed for public recreation from Monday 21 November 2022:

The department is taking these preventative measures to minimise risks to public safety. We are being proactive in closing the levee banks temporarily so when the flows do recede, we can reopen in a timely manner once water levels have fallen sufficiently.

We acknowledge that there are privately owned levee banks along the Lower Murray. As they are managed and maintained by private landholders, access to these levee banks may also be closed at the discretion of the landholder.

If you have any questions, contact the DEW Engagement Team.

Earthen Levee Embankment Inspection and Repair Guide

An 'Earthen Levee Embankment Inspection and Repair Guide’ has been developed to assist councils and landholders with the inspection and repair of levee embankments.

It is not intended to replace expert advice. It is recommended that landowners obtain advice from an experienced levee embankment or dam engineer, or other relevant expert.

More information about levee banks

View responses to frequently asked questions about levee banks along the River Murray.