Well Echuca is going to be slightly stuffed in the coming weeks. Eppalock is now overflowing too, so fun times ahead!
I suppose I have to ask the question - should they have stopped flows out of Dartmouth Dam for Hydro power over the past few months?
There's been bugger-all coming out of Dartmouth this season. A few flows above minimum, but a drop in the bucket compared with the capacity of Lake Hume. There are hundreds of creeks and gullies running off at the moment into the lake, plus the Upper Murray is at minor flood level, so there's just a whole lot of water in the catchment and nowhere for it to go but Mildura.I suppose I have to ask the question - should they have stopped flows out of Dartmouth Dam for Hydro power over the past few months?
Tim Flannery ....Melb, Syd etc will be dry by 2012 or whatever crap he was spewing out at the time. He was a member of the "Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists". Haven't heard from them in quite a while so I guess they aren't that concerned anymore. They had a substantial influence in the debate at the time...pushing public policy and expenditure to some unfortunate extremes. ...overly large desal plants being one example.
From the Dart i meant. Waterinfo says 200ML/day for the last week, which isn't much in 70,000ML/day.
It's the largest reservoir in the entire system, but it's slow to fill and slow to release. It'd also be in an area of low evaporation, relative to other reservoirs in the system (compare with Hume, for example).My understanding is that they (MDBA) manage Dartmouth in a similar fashion to the way Melbourne Water manage the Thomson: It's their insurance policy for dry years. They would be most likely holding as much water back behind Dartmouth at the moment, since there is still a good amount of capacity to fill into and only releasing the minimum down the Mitta Mitta. Any water they send down the Mitta Mitta is only going to end up washed down the Murray.
Great to see the big lakes filling though. Will get our farmers through the next couple of drier years when they happen.
I got a look at the Goulburn on Sunday. It had fallen a fair bit from earlier in the week, but she was looking particularly brown and still running very high (even higher than they run it during peak irrigation season in mid-summer.Echuca is going to have a problem IMO
Eppalock is overflowing.I got a look at the Goulburn on Sunday. It had fallen a fair bit from earlier in the week, but she was looking particularly brown and still running very high (even higher than they run it during peak irrigation season in mid-summer.
I see Eppalock is now at full supply level as well.
100 GL is around 3.3% of the total capacity of the reservoir being discharged in one day.!00,000 ML is cumbersome even if it sounds more impressive. Switch to gigalitres and it's 100 GL per day which is almost 1200 cumecs - 1200 tonnes per second. That's a lot of hydropower going to waste but nothing can be done about that..... W
Ah, thank you.If you mean the source of my information, it is the NSW water website. Here: http://realtimedata.water.nsw.gov.au/water.stm?ppbm=SURFACE_WATER&rs&3&rskm_org
Can somebody state the source for this please.
I'm glad I'm not the only one who has senior moments