Notice to Mariners No 35 of 2016
16 November 2016
SA Water advises mariners of the need to operate with caution in the vicinity of locks and weirs on the River Murray. A number of the weirs now have their navigation passes opened in response to the current higher flow conditions. Mariners are advised to use caution when traversing the navigation passes as flow rates will typically increase in the vicinity of the weir and currents may influence boat handling. Where the navigation pass is opened for vessels, the lock chamber gates will also be fully opened for water flows but should not be used for vessel traffic.
As flow rates in the River Murray reduce the navigation passes will be reinstated with the locks being returned to service following the reinstatement works.
More information on individual lock and weir navigation can be obtained from: http://www.sawater.com.au/community-and-environment/the-river-murray
Adelaide 9 November 2016
Minister for Transport and Infrastructure