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Notice to Mariners No 24 of 2016

18 August 2016

As part of the DEWNR Riverine Recovery Project, the water levels in the River Murray Lock 2 and 5 weir pools have started to be raised above the normal operating range.  The rate of rise will be approximately 2 centimetres/day, up to 75 cm at Weir 2 and 50 cm at Weir 5 above normal pool level. The purpose of raising the water levels in this way is to mimic historic natural water level variability, which will promote a range of benefits, specifically restoration of ecological function.

Boat operators should always use caution when navigating near bridges and power lines due to the elevated water level, and near the river banks which may increase the width of shallows and submerged hazards near the banks in some places.

If you would like to be kept informed on how the project is tracking please visit the website:

www.naturalresources.sa.gov.au/weirpools

STEPHEN MULLIGHAN, Minister for Transport and Infrastructure

Adelaide, 17 August 2016

DPTI    2016/01670/01

www.dpti.sa.gov.au