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How low-flows can be secured

What are the low-flow device options?

Installing a device allows low-flows (at or below the calculated threshold flow rate) to pass dams and watercourse diversions while medium and high-flows continue to fill the dam or be extracted from watercourse diversions as per usual;

If you would like to discuss the suitability of any of these conceptual designs please contact us


Low-flow trial sites

Trial sites have been established in the EMLR to demonstrate practical ways to pass low-flows around dams as part of the overarching Securing Low Flows project. These sites are being intensively monitored to provide technical data about flows received, low-flows passed and water balance within dams.

More information on the trial sites is available on the Securing Low-Flows project page. 

Low-flow design competition

The former SA Murray-Darling Basin NRM Board funded a design competition to crowd-source ideas from farmers, inventors, engineers, entrepreneurs and designers to explore new ways to secure low-flows around dams and watercourse diversions in the Mount Lofty Ranges.

Entrants contributed their know-how to build on the existing range of low-flow designs. 

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