Water Flow Reporting

Management of Menindee Lakes
Issue 4 – 24 February 2012

 

Major flood flows were generated from northern NSW and southern Queensland catchments during January and are making their way into the Darling River. The NSW Office of Water and State Water Corporation are continuing to manage flood operations...

After almost three months travel time, the flood peak in the Darling River has arrived at the Menindee Lakes.Inflows of nearly 60,000 megalitres per day were experienced during the third week of April, but are now falling and have now reduced below 40,000 megalitres per day. Airspace in the lakes minimised the flood impact around...

Not only is the management of the lakes complex in its own right, but it is also part of the equally complex water sharing arrangements of the Murray-Darling Basin Agreement.
Everyone who has ever heard of the Menindee Lakes seems to have an opinion as to how the lakes should be managed and typically, the opinions expressed...

Heavy rainfall and flooding in northern NSW and Queensland has triggered pre-releases from the Menindee Lakes system for the third time in two years. With the Menindee lakes storage levels already increasing as a result of high flows earlier this summer, there is limited capacity to manage the impending additional flow.

As a...

High flows generated from major floods in northern NSW and southern Queensland catchments during January
have merged and around 4,400 gigalitres has passed through Bourke so far in this event. The peak reached Tilpa
this week with the Darling River rising to a peak of 12.9 meters and a flow of 130,000 megalitres per day...

River Operations
Darling River Flows and Menindee Storage Volume
The flow in the Darling River main channel at Wilcannia is currently at 39,000 megalitres per day and the flow in the
Talyawalka Creek is over 50,000 megalitres per day. This combined flow is expected to approach a maximum of
about 100,000...

This paper, and updates to follow, describes current flow conditions and operations, as well as information on what
can be expected through April and May as the flood waters pass through the Darling River system.
Residents and authorities are reminded to check with the NSW Office of Water in Buronga on the required...

Report by the NSW Office of Water describing the management of floods in the Barwon Darling River during the period December 2010–April 2011, including the operation of the Menindee Lakes and volumes to the Lower Darling and the Great Darling Anabranch

 

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Summary report - Management of the Barwon-Darling floods of December 2010–April 2011

Significant flooding events were recorded by the DERM streamflow gauging stations with hydrographers at their busiest across south west region during January, particularly the Condamine/Balonne River and Lower Balonne systems. Record heights were observed in parts of the system including Loudouns Bridge and Cotswold on the Condamine...

The south-west region received widespread rainfall during the past week. Of note is the significant rainfall in the eastern parts of the region during this period particularly in the Upper Condamine and Gowrie/Oakey Creek systems. Rainfall totals of between 150–350mm were recorded throughout both systems which resulted in major...

 

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