Darling River flush progress

June 5, 2024 6:33 am in by

The blue-green algae red alert warnings for the Lower Darling River remain in place until further notice, and the public should continue to exercise caution, especially water users drawing from the Wentworth weir pool.

The weir pool is covered by an algal red alert in place from the Menindee lakes to the Murray River.

The NSW Government flush of 45-50 GL from the upper Menindee Lakes through the lower Darling River commenced on 29 May to help clear the current infestation of blue-green algae impacting local communities.

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Discharge at the Darling River at Weir 32 and Great Darling Anabranch offtake gauging stations is increasing.

No increase in flow at Pooncarie as yet.

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